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WVU Demographics & Diversity

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WVU are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% 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 students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 0.1% more male students than female students enrolled at West Virginia University with a gender ratio of 50% men to 50% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WVU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for West Virginia University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for West Virginia University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,439
Women 13,425

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

WVU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 54% of the student body residing outside of West Virginia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Virginia University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 52%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,483 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
26,864
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6.5%
Part time Undergrads 4.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238032 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University.