Northern State University

NSU Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of NSU students.

NSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Northern State University?

NSU total enrollment is approximately 3,427 students.

1,265 are undergraduates and 38 are graduate students.

NSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time NSU undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

NSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 971
International 129
Multi-Ethnic 46
Hispanic 37
Black or African American 25
Asian 22
Unknown 8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

NSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 61% of full-time grad students are women, and 39% men.

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NSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 29
International 4
Multi-Ethnic 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic 1
Unknown 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Asian 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

NSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,364 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1364 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  61.20 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does NSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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NSU overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

NSU is ranked 2,900 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2900 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  23.49 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

NSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,887
International 158
Multi-Ethnic 107
Hispanic 77
Black or African American 53
Unknown 50
Asian 44
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Northern State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 414
Asian 7
Black or African American 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

NSU ranks 1,004 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1004 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  73.53 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 2,054 female students and 1,373 male students at NSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of NSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  90.70 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 235 female teachers and 195 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

31.73% Out of State
3.41% Out of the Country

NSU ranks 833 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

31.73% of NSU students come from out of state, and 3.41% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  61 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
South Dakota 213
North Dakota 25
North Dakota 25
California 15
Arizona 4

International Students at NSU

Students from 50 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from South Korea, China, and Mexico.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
40.76% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  85.54 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At NSU, 40.76% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 766
18-19 706
22-24 508
35 and over 375
25-29 267
30-34 141
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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