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SUNY Westchester Community College Demographics & Diversity

Valhalla, New York

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SUNY Westchester Community College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 70% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

SUNY Westchester Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of SUNY Westchester Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 30%
Black 22%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at SUNY Westchester Community College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SUNY Westchester Community College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for SUNY Westchester Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for SUNY Westchester Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,453
Women 6,082

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SUNY Westchester Community College serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for SUNY Westchester Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,038 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,535
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.5%
Part time Undergrads 41%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197294 IPEDS survey data for SUNY Westchester Community College.