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Wharton County Junior College Demographics & Diversity

Wharton, 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 Wharton County Junior College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Wharton County Junior College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Wharton County Junior College students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 12%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Wharton County Junior College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wharton County Junior College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wharton County Junior College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Wharton County Junior College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,940
Women 3,828

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Wharton County Junior College serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wharton County Junior College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,150 per year

33% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,768
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.3%
Part time Undergrads 54.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229841 IPEDS survey data for Wharton County Junior College.