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OU Demographics & Diversity

Norman, Oklahoma

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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 OU are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 5%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 4%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, OU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,484
Women 14,288

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

OU serves a low number of students outside of Oklahoma, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,522 per year

23% 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 12.2%
Part time Undergrads 13.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207500 IPEDS survey data for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.