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Wheaton College Demographics & Diversity

Wheaton, Illinois

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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 Wheaton College are mostly White with a small Asian population. The school has low racial diversity. 24% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wheaton College students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at Wheaton College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wheaton College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wheaton College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Wheaton College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,296
Women 1,751

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Wheaton College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 77% of the student body residing outside of Illinois or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wheaton College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 23%
Out of State 71%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,885 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 0.5%
Part time Undergrads 1.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149781 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.