Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at MSU are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 48% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Midwestern State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 52%
Black 14%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 9%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Midwestern State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Midwestern State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Midwestern State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,351
Women 3,751

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MSU serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Midwestern State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,712 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,102
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.5%
Part time Undergrads 23.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226833 IPEDS survey data for Midwestern State University.

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