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UW-La Crosse Demographics & Diversity

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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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 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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 40% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UW-La Crosse has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,304
Women 6,033

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UW-La Crosse serves a very low number of students outside of Wisconsin, with 81 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 81%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,374 per year

17% 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 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.