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Western State Colorado University Demographics & Diversity

Gunnison, Colorado

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Western State Colorado University are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 25% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Western State Colorado University students
Race Percent of Students
White 75%
Black 3%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more female students than male students enrolled at Western State Colorado University with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Western State Colorado University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Western State Colorado University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Western State Colorado University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,735
Women 1,813

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Western State Colorado University serves a low number of students outside of Colorado, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Western State Colorado University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,547 per year

28% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.7%
Part time Undergrads 5.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128391 IPEDS survey data for Western State Colorado University.