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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Demographics & Diversity

Rapid City, South Dakota

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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 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 207% more male students than female students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a gender ratio of 75% men to 25% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 75%
Women 25%
Enrollment by gender for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,867
Women 608

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology serves a high number of out-of-state students with 58% of the student body residing outside of South Dakota or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 41%
Out of State 58%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,423 per year

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,475
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.1%
Part time Undergrads 11.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219347 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.