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UNCW Demographics & Diversity

Wilmington, North Carolina

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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 UNCW are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 74% more female students than male students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UNCW has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,101
Women 10,646

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UNCW serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,176 per year

23% 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 16.2%
Part time Undergrads 10.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199218 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Wilmington.