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 UIW are mainly Hispanic with a smaller White population. The school has high racial diversity. 81% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

University of the Incarnate Word has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of University of the Incarnate Word students
Race Percent of Students
White 19%
Black 7%
Hispanic 59%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 5%
Race Unknown 6%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 48% more female students than male students enrolled at University of the Incarnate Word with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UIW has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Gender ratio of University of the Incarnate Word students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for University of the Incarnate Word students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,336
Women 4,927

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UIW serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of the Incarnate Word students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,715 per year

46% 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 36.8%
Part time Undergrads 32.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225627 IPEDS survey data for University of the Incarnate Word.