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WCU Demographics & Diversity

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WCU are mostly White with a smaller Black 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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 11%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 52% more female students than male students enrolled at West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WCU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,945
Women 10,582

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WCU serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,655 per year

25% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
17,527
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.9%
Part time Undergrads 8.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216764 IPEDS survey data for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.