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Whittier Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to discover how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Whittier diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Whittier Student Population

How Many Students Attend Whittier College?

Whittier total enrollment is approximately 1,841 students.

1,748 are undergraduates and 15 are graduate students.

Whittier Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Whittier undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.

Whittier Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Whittier Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Whittier College Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 901
White 434
Multi-Ethnic 127
Asian 122
Black or African American 84
International 56
Unknown 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Whittier Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 73% of full-time grad students are women, and 27% men.

Whittier Graduate Student Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Whittier Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Whittier College Graduate Students Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7
Hispanic 5
Black or African American 1
International 1
Unknown 1
Asian 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Multi-Ethnic 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Whittier achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #376 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  376 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  89.32 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Whittier Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Whittier is ranked 620 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  620 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  83.66 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

Whittier Racial Demographics:

Whittier Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 942
White 458
Multi-Ethnic 131
Asian 128
Black or African American 89
International 60
Unknown 21
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Whittier College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Racial-Ethnic Demographics of Whittier Faculty
Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 246
Asian 44
Black or African American 17
Multi-Ethnic 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Whittier.

Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Whittier ranks 1,385 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1385 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  63.47 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

Whittier Male/Female Ratio

There are approximately 1,043 female students and 798 male students at Whittier.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Whittier is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  81.32 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

Whittier Faculty Male/Female Ratio

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There are approximately 305 female teachers and 209 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

20.53% Out of State
2.11% Out of the Country

Whittier ranks 694 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

20.53% of Whittier students come from out of state, and 2.11% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  68 out of 100.
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Where are Whittier Students From?

Top 5 States

Where are Whittier Students From?
State Amount
California 329
Colorado 15
Hawaii 13
Washington 9
Arizona 8

International Students at Whittier

Students from 33 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Japan, and Canada.

Learn more about international students at Whittier.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
72.17% 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  65.87 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Whittier, 72.17% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Whittier Student Age Diversity
Student Age Group Amount
18-19 828
20-21 606
22-24 213
25-29 169
30-34 58
35 and over 42
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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