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Texas State Demographics & Diversity

San Marcos, Texas

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Texas State are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Texas State University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Texas State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 9%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 41% more female students than male students enrolled at Texas State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Texas State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Texas State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Texas State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,045
Women 22,599

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Texas State serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Texas State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,830 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
38,644
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.1%
Part time Undergrads 18.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228459 IPEDS survey data for Texas State University.


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