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William & Mary Demographics & Diversity

Williamsburg, Virginia

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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 William & Mary are mainly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of College of William and Mary students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 7%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 6%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at College of William and Mary with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, William & Mary has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for College of William and Mary students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for College of William and Mary students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,052
Women 5,602

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

William & Mary serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 58 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for College of William and Mary students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 58%
Out of State 36%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,534 per year

12% 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 1.4%
Part time Undergrads 0.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231624 IPEDS survey data for College of William and Mary.