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CWU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
College Factual's <nil> diversity analysis brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of CWU students.

CWU Student Population

11,174 Total Students
9,235 Undergraduates
225 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Central Washington University?

CWU total enrollment is approximately 11,174 students. 9,235 are undergraduates and 225 are graduate students.

CWU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CWU undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CWU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,816
Hispanic 1,667
Multi-Ethnic 827
Unknown 708
Asian 413
Black or African American 393
International 255
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 96

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

CWU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 59% of full-time grad students are women, and 41% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CWU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
Unknown 94
White 85
Hispanic 18
International 10
Black or African American 7
Multi-Ethnic 5
Asian 4
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

CWU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,698
Hispanic 1,956
Unknown 1,084
Multi-Ethnic 955
Asian 526
Black or African American 473
International 301
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 108

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Central Washington University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,133
Asian 40
Black or African American 32
Multi-Ethnic 27
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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CWU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 6,036 female students and 5,138 male students at CWU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of CWU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  92.29 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 887 female teachers and 760 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

6.97% Out of State

CWU ranks 1,302 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

6.97% of CWU students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  40 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Washington 1,775
California 30
Oregon 27
Hawaii 21
Alaska 13

International Students at CWU

Students from 56 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Learn more about international students at CWU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
53.39% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.99 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CWU, 53.39% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 3,448
18-19 3,440
22-24 2,696
25-29 1,380
35 and over 950
30-34 528
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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