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Whitman College Demographics & Diversity

Walla Walla, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Whitman College are mostly White with a small Multiracial population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Whitman College students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Whitman College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Whitman College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Whitman College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Whitman College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 633
Women 842

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Whitman College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 73% of the student body residing outside of Washington or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Whitman College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 27%
Out of State 66%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,542 per year

11% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,475
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.8%
Part time Undergrads 1.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237057 IPEDS survey data for Whitman College.