Whittier College Demographics & DiversityWhittier, California
Racial DiversityVery 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 students of color. 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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
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.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
Whittier College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$73,825 per year
37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|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.