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UHWO Demographics & Diversity

Pearl City, Hawaii

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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 UHWO are predominantly Asian with a significant Multiracial population. The school has very high racial diversity. 89% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Hawaii West Oahu has been designated as an Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution (ANNHI) and is eligible for federal grants enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

Racial demographics of University of Hawaii West Oahu students
Race Percent of Students
White 11%
Black 2%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 37%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 6%
Two or more races 32%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 107% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Hawaii West Oahu with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UHWO has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Hawaii West Oahu students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for University of Hawaii West Oahu students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,033
Women 2,135

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UHWO serves a very low number of students outside of Hawaii, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Hawaii West Oahu students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,812 per year

41% 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 43%
Part time Undergrads 43.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141981 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii West Oahu.