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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
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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.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
UWT serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|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.