Central Washington University

CWU Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of CWU students.

CWU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Central Washington University?

CWU total enrollment is approximately 11,658 students.

9,977 are undergraduates and 121 are graduate students.

CWU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CWU undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CWU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,059
Hispanic 1,739
Unknown 1,095
Multi-Ethnic 830
Asian 417
Black or African American 387
International 299
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 98

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CWU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 64% of full-time grad students are women, and 36% men.

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CWU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 69
Unknown 27
Hispanic 16
Asian 4
International 2
Black or African American 2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Multi-Ethnic 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

CWU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #465 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  465 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  86.79 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does CWU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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CWU is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

CWU is ranked 783 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  783 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  79.36 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

CWU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,934
Hispanic 1,978
Unknown 1,345
Multi-Ethnic 920
Asian 512
Black or African American 459
International 338
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 109

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Central Washington University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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CWU ranks 214 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  214 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  94.38 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 6,169 female students and 5,489 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.

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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.

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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%.

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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

Footnotes

*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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