Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NSU are predominantly White with a smaller American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has very high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Northeastern State University has been designated as an Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution (ANNHI) and is eligible for federal grants enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

Northeastern State University is a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI). It is not controlled by a Native American tribe but it serves a percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Racial demographics of Northeastern State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 19%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 17%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 73% more female students than male students enrolled at Northeastern State University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northeastern State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Northeastern State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,886
Women 4,993

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NSU serves a very low number of students outside of Oklahoma, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northeastern State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,641 per year

53% 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 38.3%
Part time Undergrads 26.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207263 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern State University.