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Widener University-Main Campus Demographics & Diversity

Chester, Pennsylvania

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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 Widener University-Main Campus are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Widener University Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 13%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 84% more female students than male students enrolled at Widener University Main Campus with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Widener University-Main Campus has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Widener University Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Widener University Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,334
Women 4,287

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Widener University-Main Campus serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 59 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Widener University Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 59%
Out of State 41%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,397 per year

20% 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 10.9%
Part time Undergrads 10.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216852 IPEDS survey data for Widener University Main Campus.