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IWU Demographics & Diversity

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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 IWU are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Indiana Wesleyan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 19%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 91% more female students than male students enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, IWU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Indiana Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Indiana Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 895
Women 1,708

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

IWU serves a low number of students outside of Indiana, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Indiana Wesleyan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 39%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,930 per year

29% 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 65.3%
Part time Undergrads 9.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151801 IPEDS survey data for Indiana Wesleyan University.