Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UWest are predominantly Hispanic with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 91% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of University of the West students
Race Percent of Students
White 9%
Black 2%
Hispanic 41%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 34%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at University of the West with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UWest has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of University of the West students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of the West students
Gender Number of Students
Men 137
Women 154

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UWest serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of the West students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
Not Available

60% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
291
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.2%
Part time Undergrads 12.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=449870 IPEDS survey data for University of the West.