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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 40 years, and the table (below) reflects current enrollment information compared against Fall 2005. The undergrad percentage is calculated on a headcount of 2456 and graduate percentage is calculated on a headcount of 520 for Fall 2016. 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. We rejoice that reporting facilitates students being able to identify holisitcally; however we recognize that enrollment data has been impacted.

Fall 2016 Enrollment Figures

(Number in parenthesis reflects Fall 2006 enrollment figures)

Ethnicity Undergrad Graduate Total
African American 66 - 2.6%
(58)
23 - 4.4%
(13)
89 - 2.9%
(71)
Asian American 226 - 9.2%
(165)
33 - 6.3%
(34)
259 - 8.7%
(199)
Latino American 134 - 5.4%
(71)
16 - 3.0%
(12)
150 - 5.0%
(83)
Native American 2 - 0.1%
(8)
2 - 0.1%
(0)
3 - 0.1%
(8)
Native Hawaiian or
Pacific Islander
0 - 0% 0 0
Two or More Races 104 - 4.2%
13 - 2.5% 117 - 3.9%

Total

532 - 21.6%
(302)
86 - 16.5%
(59)
618 - 20.7%
(361)
       
International

77 - 3.1%
(30)

53 - 10.1%
(39)
130 - 4.3%
(69)

 

Undergraduate Enrollment Percentages

Academic Year  Total Ethnic Enrollment Total Campus Headcount  Percentage Student of Color 
 91-92  160  2362  6.7%
 96-97  237  2315  10.2%
 01-02  246  2353  10.5%
 06-07  302  2365  12.8%
 11-12  396  2434  16.3%
 16-17  532  2456  21.6%

 

Comparative Undergraduate Enrollment Data by Ethnicity

Reported Fall 2013 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Comparative Undergraduate Enrollment Data by Ethnicity comparing Wheaton College to other Christian Colleges.

Christian College Consortium

Ethnicity Wheaton College Average (Range) Wheaton's rank out of 13 compared to 1st place institution
White 77.6% 77.0%
(60.5-86.0)
7 - Wheaton College
1 - Messiah
Black 2.1% 4.5%
(1.0-14.8)
11 - Wheaton College
1 - Trinity International
Hispanic 4.9% 5.1%
(1.7-12.8)
6- Wheaton College
1 - Westmont
Asian 8.1% 3.5%
(0.7-10.5)
2 - Wheaton College
1 - Seattle Pacific
AmerInd 0.1% 0.2%
(0.0-0.4)
11 - Wheaton College
1 - George Fox/Seattle Pacific
Two More 4.5% 3.6%
(0.8-7.5)
5 - Wheaton College
1 - Seattle Pacific
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2%
(0.0-0.5)
11 - Wheaton College
1 - Westmont/George Fox
Unknown 0.9% 2.9%
(0.4-9.7)
11 - Wheaton College
1 - Trinity
NonRes 1.8% 3.0%
(0.4-6.5)
8 - Wheaton College
1 - Houghton

 

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Ethnicity Wheaton College Average (Range) Wheaton's rank out of 100 compared to 1st place institution
White 77.6% 69.1%
(23.6-91.7)
33 - Wheaton College
1 - College of Ozarks
Black 2.1% 9.1%
(0.6-53.3)
87 - Wheaton College
1 - Victory
Hispanic 4.9% 8.1%
(0.0-39.9)
55 - Wheaton College
1 - Fresno Pacific
Asian 8.1% 2.4%
(0.0-15.9)
55 - Wheaton College
1 - Biola
AmerInd 0.1% 0.7%
(0.0-6.7)
94 - Wheaton College
1 - Oklahoma Weslyan
Two More 4.5% 2.5%
(0.0-13.9)
16 - Wheaton College
1 - Hope International
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3%
(0.0-3.0)
81 - Wheaton College
1 - Dordt
Unknown 0.9% 5.3%
(0.0-30.4)
81 - Wheaton College
1 - Colorado Christian
NonRes 1.8% 2.4%
(0.0-8.9)
53 - Wheaton College
1 - Dordt

 

This data was generated from available data following the instructions for Peer Analysis data at at the IPEDS website >>   In each, #1 is the greatest percentage of that group.

 

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