Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UWM are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 8%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 17% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UWM has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,423
Women 14,589

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UWM serves a very low number of students outside of Wisconsin, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,921 per year

36% 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 22%
Part time Undergrads 13.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240453 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.