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 people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
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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.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
WPI serves a high number of out-of-state students with 59% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
12% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|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.