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Students of color at a predominantly white college have a unique experience in terms of both challenge and support. Wheaton is no exception. At times students of color seek out those from a background similar to their own and at other times students who are very different in order to stretch themselves. Students of color comprise over 20% of the campus.

The enrollment chart reflects the enrollment trends of over 35 years, and the table (below) reflects current enrollment information compared against Fall 2004. The percentage is calculated on a headcount of 2432 for Fall 2014. Please note that due to new reporting standards, Fall 2010 starts two (2) new categories (Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and Two or More Races) which were parts of other data points in the past. As an example, the African American enrollment figures would increase by over 30 in the past. We rejoice that reporting facilitates students being able to identify holisitcally; however we recognize that enrollment data has been impacted.

Fall 2014 Enrollment Figures (F '04)

Ethnicity Total Undergrad Graduate Total
African American 56 - 2.3% (54) 21 (13) 77 (67)
Asian American 208 - 8.6% (181) 35 (19) 243 (200)
Latino American 129 - 5.3% (68) 9 (14) 138 (82)
Native American 3 - 0.1% (9) 2 (0)
5 (9)
Native Hawaiian or
Pacific Islander
0 - 0%
0 0
Two or More Races 116 - 4.8%
6 122
Total 512 - 21.1% (312) 73 (46) 585 (358)
       
 International 62 - 2.5% (34) 48 (31) 110 (65)



Undergraduate Enrollment Percentages

Academic Year   Total Ethnic Enrollment Total Campus Headcount  Percentage Student of Color 
 83-84  74  2319  3.5%
 88-89  132  2190  6.0%
 93-94  209  2256  9.3%
 98-99  247  2340  10.6%
 03-04  282  2430  11.6%
 08-09  359  2366  15.2%
 13-14  481  2444  19.7%

 

Comparative Undergraduate Enrollment Data by Ethnicity

Reported Fall 2012 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Comparative Undergraduate Enrollment Data by Ethnicity. Data reported in 2012 is for fall 2011. View the data >>

 

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 OMD 2013 Statistics

 

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