Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SWOSU are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwestern Oklahoma State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 4%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 57% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SWOSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwestern Oklahoma State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Southwestern Oklahoma State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,052
Women 3,215

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SWOSU serves a very low number of students outside of Oklahoma, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwestern Oklahoma State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,610 per year

42% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,267
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.2%
Part time Undergrads 15.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207865 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Oklahoma State University.