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Willamette University Demographics & Diversity

Salem, Oregon

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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 Willamette University are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Willamette University students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 2%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 24% more female students than male students enrolled at Willamette University with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Willamette University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Willamette University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Willamette University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,053
Women 1,310

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Willamette University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 74% of the student body residing outside of Oregon or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Willamette University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 26%
Out of State 73%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,135 per year

26% 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 0.9%
Part time Undergrads 1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210401 IPEDS survey data for Willamette University.