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Williams Demographics & Diversity

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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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 Williams are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Williams College students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 8%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 8%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more male students than female students enrolled at Williams College with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Williams has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Williams College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for Williams College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,113
Women 1,036

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Williams serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 87% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Williams College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 12%
Out of State 78%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,966 per year

20% 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 0.4%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168342 IPEDS survey data for Williams College.