Washburn University Demographics & Diversity

Topeka, Kansas

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 Washburn University are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Washburn University students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 14%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 57% more female students than male students enrolled at Washburn University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Washburn University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Washburn University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Washburn University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,553
Women 4,018

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Washburn University serves a very low number of students outside of Kansas, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Washburn University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,541 per year

40% 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 24.8%
Part time Undergrads 25.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156082 IPEDS survey data for Washburn University.

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