Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WSU are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wayne State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 19%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Wayne State University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wayne State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Wayne State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,614
Women 15,411

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WSU serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wayne State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,912 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
27,025
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 25.2%
Part time Undergrads 30.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172644 IPEDS survey data for Wayne State University.

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