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Southern Utah University Demographics & Diversity

Cedar City, Utah

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southern Utah University are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Utah University students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 2%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
International 6%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Utah University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern Utah University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Utah University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Utah University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,311
Women 5,885

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southern Utah University serves a very low number of students outside of Utah, with 73 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Utah University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 73%
Out of State 23%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,546 per year

32% 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 28.3%
Part time Undergrads 9.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230603 IPEDS survey data for Southern Utah University.