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WVSU Demographics & Diversity

Institute, West Virginia

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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 WVSU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 35% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

West Virginia State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of West Virginia State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 65%
Black 14%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 1%
Race Unknown 9%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at West Virginia State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WVSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Virginia State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for West Virginia State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,526
Women 2,112

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WVSU serves a very low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Virginia State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,790 per year

51% 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 22.7%
Part time Undergrads 11%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237899 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia State University.