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West Texas A & M University Demographics & Diversity

Canyon, Texas

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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 West Texas A & M University are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 40% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of West Texas A & M University students
Race Percent of Students
White 60%
Black 6%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 41% more female students than male students enrolled at West Texas A & M University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, West Texas A & M University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Texas A & M University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for West Texas A & M University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,172
Women 5,864

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

West Texas A & M 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 West Texas A & M University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,385 per year

43% 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 21.6%
Part time Undergrads 21.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229814 IPEDS survey data for West Texas A & M University.