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 UW-La Crosse are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 10% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Race Percent of Students
White 90%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UW-La Crosse has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,606
Women 5,991

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UW-La Crosse serves a very low number of students outside of Wisconsin, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,374 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
10,597
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.2%
Part time Undergrads 3.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240329 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin La Crosse.