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Dakota Wesleyan University Demographics & Diversity

Mitchell, South Dakota

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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 Dakota Wesleyan University are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 12% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Dakota Wesleyan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 88%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Dakota Wesleyan University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Dakota Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Dakota Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 428
Women 596

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Dakota Wesleyan University serves a low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Dakota Wesleyan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,601 per year

36% 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 18.4%
Part time Undergrads 12.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219091 IPEDS survey data for Dakota Wesleyan University.