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Oglala Lakota College Demographics & Diversity

Kyle, South Dakota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Oglala Lakota College are almost exclusively American Indian/Alaskan with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Oglala Lakota College is designated as a Tribal College or University (TCU) - a college which fosters American Indian culture, languages, and traditions. The college is highly inclusive of Native American students.

Racial demographics of Oglala Lakota College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 0%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 96%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 169% more female students than male students enrolled at Oglala Lakota College with a gender ratio of 73% women to 27% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Oglala Lakota College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Oglala Lakota College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 27%
Women 73%
Enrollment by gender for Oglala Lakota College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 339
Women 912

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Oglala Lakota College serves a very low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oglala Lakota College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$34,518 per year

90% 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 62.1%
Part time Undergrads 37.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219277 IPEDS survey data for Oglala Lakota College.