Washington State Demographics & Diversity

Pullman, Washington

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 Washington State are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Washington State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 3%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at Washington State University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Washington State has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Washington State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Washington State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,875
Women 16,603

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Washington State serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Washington State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,710 per year

28% 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 16.7%
Part time Undergrads 11.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.

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