Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NDSU are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of North Dakota State University Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 14% more male students than female students enrolled at North Dakota State University Main Campus with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NDSU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for North Dakota State University Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for North Dakota State University Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,357
Women 6,439

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

NDSU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 65% of the student body residing outside of North Dakota or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for North Dakota State University Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 64%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,831 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 8.3%
Part time Undergrads 9.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200332 IPEDS survey data for North Dakota State University Main Campus.

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