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Valpo Demographics & Diversity

Valparaiso, Indiana

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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 Valpo are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Valparaiso University students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Valparaiso University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Valpo has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Valparaiso University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Valparaiso University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,648
Women 2,138

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Valpo serves a high number of out-of-state students with 52% of the student body residing outside of Indiana or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Valparaiso University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 48%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,576 per year

31% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,786
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.3%
Part time Undergrads 2.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152600 IPEDS survey data for Valparaiso University.