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West Virginia University at Parkersburg Demographics & Diversity

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are almost exclusively White with a small Multiracial population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 8% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of West Virginia University at Parkersburg students
Race Percent of Students
White 92%
Black 2%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Virginia University at Parkersburg students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for West Virginia University at Parkersburg students
Gender Number of Students
Men 909
Women 1,494

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

West Virginia University at Parkersburg serves a very low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Virginia University at Parkersburg students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,946 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,403
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 36.6%
Part time Undergrads 39.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237686 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University at Parkersburg.