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West Liberty University Demographics & Diversity

West Liberty, West Virginia

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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 West Liberty University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of West Liberty University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 12%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 70% more female students than male students enrolled at West Liberty University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, West Liberty University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Liberty University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for West Liberty University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 857
Women 1,458

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

West Liberty University serves a low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Liberty University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 37%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,862 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 12.1%
Part time Undergrads 8.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237932 IPEDS survey data for West Liberty University.