Diversity

In keeping with Missouri State University’s commitment to providing equal opportunity in both its academic and work environment, MSU-West Plains monitors the percentage of students, faculty and staff in certain historically under-represented groups. Residence, race and ethnicity groups are defined following IPEDS reporting. Highlighted race/ethnicity groups are those used as graduation/retention rate subgroups, and % under-represented groups as defined by the Long Range Plan.

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Measure 1: Student Diversity*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Non-resident alien (Intl) 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
Hispanic/Latino 1.7% 2.1% 2% 2.1% 2.6%
Black/African-American 3.3% 3.5% 3.6% 3.3% 2.7%
Veterans 2.3% 2.3% 2.1% 1.7% 1.2%
Disability 1.7% 3% 2.8% 2.9% 2.6%

* Credit students, Fall semester census day enrollment Source: Residence, race and ethnicity - IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, National Center for Education Statistics Veterans – Missouri Dept. of Higher Education, EMSAS Fall Enrollment reporting Disability – MSU-West Plains, Disability Services

Measure 2: Faculty Diversity*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Non-resident alien (Intl) 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 0% 2.8%
Hispanic/Latino 5.1% 5% 5% 5.3% 5.6%
Black/African-American 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.6% 2.8%
Veterans 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.6% 2.8%
Disabled 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0%

* Full-time faculty for academic year Source: IPEDS Human Resources Survey, National Center for Education Statistics and University/Community Programs Department, Missouri State University-West Plains.

Measure 3: Staff Diversity*

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2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Non-resident alien (Intl) 2.2% 1% 1.1% 1.1% 0%
Hispanic/Latino 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Black/African-American 1.1% 2.1% 3.3% 3.4% 1.2%
Veterans 3.3% 5.2% 4.4% 3.4% 3.5%
Disability 0% 1% 0% 1.1% 1.2%

* Full-time staff for academic year Source: IPEDS Human Resources Survey, National Center for Education Statistics and University/Community Programs Department, Missouri State University-West Plains.