Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WPI are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 12%
Race Unknown 6%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 80% more male students than female students enrolled at Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a gender ratio of 64% men to 36% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WPI has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 64%
Women 36%
Enrollment by gender for Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,420
Women 2,454

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

WPI serves a high number of out-of-state students with 59% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 42%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,076 per year

12% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,874
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.2%
Part time Undergrads 2.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168421 IPEDS survey data for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.