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SPU Demographics & Diversity

Seattle, 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 SPU are primarily White with a smaller Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Seattle Pacific University students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 4%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 119% more female students than male students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SPU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Seattle Pacific University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for Seattle Pacific University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 976
Women 2,142

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

SPU serves a low number of students outside of Washington, with 71 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Seattle Pacific University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 71%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,206 per year

38% 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 7.6%
Part time Undergrads 4.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey data for Seattle Pacific University.