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W&J Demographics & Diversity

Washington, 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 W&J are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Washington & Jefferson College students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more male students than female students enrolled at Washington & Jefferson College with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, W&J has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Washington & Jefferson College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 51%
Women 49%
Enrollment by gender for Washington & Jefferson College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 590
Women 567

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

W&J serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Washington & Jefferson College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 30%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,376 per year

31% 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 0.8%
Part time Undergrads 0.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216667 IPEDS survey data for Washington & Jefferson College.