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 USD are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of South Dakota students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
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
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Dakota with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, USD has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of South Dakota students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Dakota students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,872
Women 6,194

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

USD serves a low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of South Dakota students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 37%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,799 per year

28% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
10,066
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 16.5%
Part time Undergrads 20.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219471 IPEDS survey data for University of South Dakota.

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