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UM Western Demographics & Diversity

Dillon, Montana

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UM Western are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 12% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of The University of Montana Western students
Race Percent of Students
White 88%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 88% more female students than male students enrolled at The University of Montana Western with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UM Western has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Montana Western students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Montana Western students
Gender Number of Students
Men 464
Women 870

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

UM Western serves a low number of students outside of Montana, with 67 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Montana Western students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 32%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,125 per year

42% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,334
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.7%
Part time Undergrads 13.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180692 IPEDS survey data for The University of Montana Western.