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Wayland Baptist University Demographics & Diversity

Plainview, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Wayland Baptist University are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wayland Baptist University students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 17%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more female students than male students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wayland Baptist University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wayland Baptist University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Wayland Baptist University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,176
Women 2,328

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Wayland Baptist University serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wayland Baptist University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,818 per year

54% 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 63%
Part time Undergrads 72.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229780 IPEDS survey data for Wayland Baptist University.