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UWT Demographics & Diversity

Tacoma, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UWT are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 57% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Washington Tacoma Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 43%
Black 7%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 18%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 2%
Two or more races 8%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 14% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Washington Tacoma Campus with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UWT has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Washington Tacoma Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of Washington Tacoma Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,499
Women 2,855

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UWT serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Washington Tacoma Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,752 per year

43% 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 31.6%
Part time Undergrads 10.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=377564 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Tacoma Campus.