Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SU are primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwestern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 5%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwestern University with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwestern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Southwestern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 645
Women 789

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SU serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwestern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,446 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,434
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 3.8%
Part time Undergrads 1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228343 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern University.