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Ohio State Demographics & Diversity

Columbus, Ohio

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Ohio State are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ohio State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at Ohio State University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Ohio State has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Ohio State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Ohio State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 29,012
Women 31,528

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Ohio State serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 66 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ohio State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 66%
Out of State 23%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,208 per year

18% 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%
Part time Undergrads 7.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.