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WCCCD Demographics & Diversity

Detroit, Michigan

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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 WCCCD are mainly Black with a sizeable White population. The school has high racial diversity. 78% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Wayne County Community College District is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Wayne County Community College District students
Race Percent of Students
White 22%
Black 58%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 0%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 96% more female students than male students enrolled at Wayne County Community College District with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WCCCD has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wayne County Community College District students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Wayne County Community College District students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,130
Women 8,089

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WCCCD serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wayne County Community College District students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,227 per year

63% 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 41.7%
Part time Undergrads 74.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172635 IPEDS survey data for Wayne County Community College District.

Last updated February 24, 2024