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Wheaton College Demographics & Diversity

Wheaton, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

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%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 23% more female students than male students enrolled at Wheaton College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wheaton College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wheaton College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Wheaton College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,321
Women 1,623

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Wheaton College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 79% 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 21%
Out of State 70%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,885 per year

17% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,944
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.