William Penn University Demographics & Diversity

Oskaloosa, Iowa

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 William Penn University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of William Penn University students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 18%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 24% more male students than female students enrolled at William Penn University with a gender ratio of 55% men to 45% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, William Penn University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for William Penn University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 55%
Women 45%
Enrollment by gender for William Penn University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 709
Women 570

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

William Penn University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 67% of the student body residing outside of Iowa or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for William Penn University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 32%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,579 per year

59% 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 30%
Part time Undergrads 3.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154590 IPEDS survey data for William Penn University.