Wake Forest Demographics & Diversity

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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 Wake Forest are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wake Forest University students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 19% more female students than male students enrolled at Wake Forest University with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wake Forest has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wake Forest University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Wake Forest University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,838
Women 4,563

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Wake Forest serves a high number of out-of-state students with 81% of the student body residing outside of North Carolina or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wake Forest University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 19%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,539 per year

8% 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 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 1.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199847 IPEDS survey data for Wake Forest University.

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