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WSU Demographics & Diversity

Wichita, Kansas

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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 WSU are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wichita State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 6%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 6%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 21% more female students than male students enrolled at Wichita State University with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WSU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wichita State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Wichita State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,150
Women 8,628

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WSU serves a very low number of students outside of Kansas, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wichita State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,078 per year

36% 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 27.6%
Part time Undergrads 22.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156125 IPEDS survey data for Wichita State University.