2021 Student Population

A total of 3,370 students have enrolled at Messiah University - 2,614 undergraduate and 756 graduate.
By gender, 1,264 male and 2,106 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 2,714 full-time students and 656 part-time students.
The number of students at Messiah University is large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Pennsylvania. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as The Art Institutes of York-PA and Cedar Crest College, its population is very large (average population is 1,191).
Messiah University offers online degree/certificate programs and 501 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,264 male and 2,106 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.60 to 1 and the ratio is lower (relatively less men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,6142,424190
Men1,04397073
Women1,5711,454117
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total756290466
Men22172149
Women535218317

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,710 White students (80.42%) and 192 Hispanic students (5.70%) at Messiah University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Messiah University.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Messiah University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native321
Asian732053
Black or African American853352
Hispanic1526686
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White2,1188421,276
Two or More Races883850
Race/Ethnicity Unknown13310
Total 2,6141,0431,571
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Messiah University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native000
Asian30921
Black or African American552530
Hispanic401525
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White592163429
Two or More Races20416
Race/Ethnicity Unknown615
Total 756221535

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 2,789 students whose age under twenty five and 338 students whose age is over thirty years old at Messiah University.
Especially, 154 students are younger than eighteen and 2 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Messiah University.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Messiah University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,614 1,0431,571
Under 18154 47107
18-191,118 441677
20-211,127 453674
22-24171 8685
25-2921 912
30-343 12
35-393 21
40-4910 37
50-645 05
65 and over2 11
Total 2,614 1,0431,571
Population by Student Age at Messiah University
TotalMenWomen
Total756 221535
20-217 25
22-24212 51161
25-29222 68154
30-34110 3476
35-3961 2338
40-4996 2769
50-6448 1632
Total 756 221535

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Messiah University, 1,468 students (43.56% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 501 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 330 students live in Pennsylvania where Messiah University is located in and 162 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total3,3702,614756
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes50133468
Enrolled Some in Online Classes967752215
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,9021,82973
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)50133468
Pennsylvania Residents33031299
Other State in U.S.1622160
Outside of U.S.909
Unknown000

Online Enrollment Chart