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 IWU are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Illinois Wesleyan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 9%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, IWU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of Illinois Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Illinois Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 808
Women 885

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

Enrollment by geographic location for Illinois Wesleyan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,071 per year

22% 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 0.6%
Part time Undergrads 0.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145646 IPEDS survey data for Illinois Wesleyan University.