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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Demographics & Diversity

Lehman, Pennsylvania

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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 Penn State Wilkes-Barre 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 Penn State Wilkes Barre students
Race Percent of Students
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 81% more male students than female students enrolled at Penn State Wilkes Barre with a gender ratio of 64% men to 36% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Penn State Wilkes Barre students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 64%
Women 36%
Enrollment by gender for Penn State Wilkes Barre students
Gender Number of Students
Men 237
Women 131

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Penn State Wilkes-Barre serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Penn State Wilkes Barre students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,381 per year

40% 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 13.8%
Part time Undergrads 6.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214643 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Wilkes Barre.