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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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Wyoming with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UW has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Wyoming students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of Wyoming students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,546
Women 6,283

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

UW serves a low number of students outside of Wyoming, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Wyoming students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,061 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,829
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.