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Sisseton Wahpeton College Demographics & Diversity

Sisseton, 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 Sisseton Wahpeton 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.

Sisseton Wahpeton 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 Sisseton Wahpeton College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 1%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 95%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 14% more female students than male students enrolled at Sisseton Wahpeton College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Sisseton Wahpeton College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Sisseton Wahpeton College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Sisseton Wahpeton College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 78
Women 89

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Sisseton Wahpeton College serves a low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sisseton Wahpeton College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 5%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$38,421 per year

71% 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 60.6%
Part time Undergrads 34.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219408 IPEDS survey data for Sisseton Wahpeton College.