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EWU Demographics & Diversity

Cheney, Washington

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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 EWU are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Washington University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 4%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Washington University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, EWU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Washington University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Washington University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,076
Women 7,273

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

EWU serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Washington University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,952 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 21.1%
Part time Undergrads 9.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235097 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Washington University.