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UW Demographics & Diversity

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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 UW are mostly White with a small Hispanic 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 Wyoming students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 7%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

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

Male to female gender ratio for University of Wyoming students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wyoming students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,083
Women 6,367

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

UW serves a high number of out-of-state students with 52% of the student body residing outside of Wyoming or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Wyoming students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 47%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,061 per year

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
12,450
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.7%
Part time Undergrads 14.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240727 IPEDS survey data for University of Wyoming.