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Whittier College Demographics & Diversity

Whittier, California

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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 Whittier College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 69% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Whittier College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Whittier College students
Race Percent of Students
White 31%
Black 5%
Hispanic 44%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Whittier College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Whittier College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Whittier College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Whittier College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 762
Women 1,090

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Whittier College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Whittier College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$73,825 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,852
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.8%
Part time Undergrads 1.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125763 IPEDS survey data for Whittier College.