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VWC Demographics & Diversity

Norfolk, 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 VWC are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Virginia Wesleyan College students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 24%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 1%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, VWC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Wesleyan College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Wesleyan College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 547
Women 800

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

VWC serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Wesleyan College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 29%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,508 per year

42% 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 11.7%
Part time Undergrads 5.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234173 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Wesleyan College.