Missouri State University

11. Diversity

Data last updated: January 2016

Missouri State is committed to “Inclusive Excellence” which includes developing a diverse student body and employing a diverse workforce. Diversity challenges stereotyped perceptions, encourages critical thinking, and helps students, faculty and staff communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds.

Data are updated each fall.

[LRP, Access to Success Objective 2 and Valuing and Supporting People Objective 1]

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Measure 1: Student*

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 80.01% 79.74%
Black or African American 3.76% 4.02%
Hispanic or Latino 3.19% 3.24%
Asian 1.41% 1.44%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.61% 0.51%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.13% 0.13%
More than one race 2.81% 3.03%
International 6.24% 6.44%
Unknown 1.81% 1.36%
Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 81.53% 80.50% 80.64% 80.01% 79.74%
Black or African American 3.13% 3.52% 3.72% 3.76% 4.02%
Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 2.66% 2.89% 3.19% 3.24%
Asian 1.34% 1.37% 1.28% 1.41% 1.44%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.72% 0.55% 0.54% 0.61% 0.51%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.14% 0.15% 0.14% 0.13% 0.13%
More than one race 1.81% 2.52% 2.67% 2.81% 3.03%
International 5.67% 6.19% 6.15% 6.24% 6.44%
Unknown 3.14% 2.53% 1.95% 1.81% 1.36%

* To add the figures for the White or Caucasion group to the display click on the grayed-out word in the legend.

Measure 2: Faculty*

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 84.48% 82.54%
Black or African American 2.72% 2.73%
Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 1.64%
Asian 6.21% 6.00%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.26% 0.41%
More than one race 1.55% 1.77%
International 2.07% 2.73%
Unknown 1.03% 2.18%
Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 85.88% 85.63% 85.71% 84.48% 82.54%
Black or African American 1.85% 2.30% 2.66% 2.72% 2.73%
Hispanic or Latino 1.57% 1.58% 1.68% 1.68% 1.64%
Asian 6.13% 6.47% 6.44% 6.21% 6.00%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.57% 0.43% 0.42% 0.26% 0.41%
More than one race 1.43% 2.01% 1.68% 1.55% 1.77%
International 1.85% 1.01% 0.98% 2.07% 2.73%
Unknown 0.71% 0.57% 0.42% 1.03% 2.18%

* To add the figures for the White or Caucasion group to the display click on the grayed-out word in the legend.

Measure 3: Staff*

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 90.44% 89.14%
Black or African American 2.77% 2.79%
Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 2.05%
Asian 0.90% 0.95%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.69% 0.59%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.15%
More than one race 2.22% 2.20%
International 0.83% 0.73%
Unknown 0.49% 1.39%
Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
White or Caucasian 90.83% 90.66% 90.65% 90.44% 89.14%
Black or African American 1.95% 2.28% 2.60% 2.77% 2.79%
Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 1.59% 1.71% 1.59% 2.05%
Asian 1.05% 0.99% 0.82% 0.90% 0.95%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1.05% 0.99% 0.89% 0.69% 0.59%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.15% 0.08% 0.07% 0.07% 0.15%
More than one race 2.40% 2.35% 2.23% 2.22% 2.20%
International 0.75% 0.76% 0.59% 0.83% 0.73%
Unknown 0.15% 0.30% 0.45% 0.49% 1.39%

* To add the figures for the White or Caucasion group to the display click on the grayed-out word in the legend.