N
#4 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

NSU Demographics & Diversity

Aberdeen, South Dakota

 0 Reviews

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 NSU are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northern State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 63% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern State University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Northern State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,307
Women 2,124

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

NSU serves a low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,289 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,431
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.1%
Part time Undergrads 19%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219259 IPEDS survey data for Northern State University.