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Pierce College at Puyallup Demographics & Diversity

Puyallup, Washington

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Pierce College at Puyallup are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Pierce College at Puyallup students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 5%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 8%
International 1%
Race Unknown 11%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 48% more female students than male students enrolled at Pierce College at Puyallup with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Pierce College at Puyallup has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Pierce College at Puyallup students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Pierce College at Puyallup students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,795
Women 2,658

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Pierce College at Puyallup serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Pierce College at Puyallup students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,175 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,453
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.5%
Part time Undergrads 54.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=439145 IPEDS survey data for Pierce College at Puyallup.