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Wilkes Demographics & Diversity

Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wilkes University students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 4%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 9%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 67% more female students than male students enrolled at Wilkes University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wilkes has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wilkes University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Wilkes University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,923
Women 3,209

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Wilkes serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wilkes University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,456 per year

37% 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 10.2%
Part time Undergrads 4.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216931 IPEDS survey data for Wilkes University.