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Wisconsin Demographics & Diversity

Madison, Wisconsin

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Wisconsin are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 24% 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 Madison students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 8%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 5% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Madison with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wisconsin has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Wisconsin Madison students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wisconsin Madison students
Gender Number of Students
Men 21,154
Women 22,309

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Wisconsin serves a low number of students outside of Wisconsin, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Wisconsin Madison students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 39%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,185 per year

14% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
43,463
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.1%
Part time Undergrads 4.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240444 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Madison.