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Westmont College Demographics & Diversity

Santa Barbara, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Westmont College are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Westmont College students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 1%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 52% more female students than male students enrolled at Westmont College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Westmont College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Westmont College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Westmont College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 487
Women 739

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Westmont College serves a low number of students outside of California, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Westmont College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,788 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,226
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1%
Part time Undergrads 0.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125727 IPEDS survey data for Westmont College.