Diversity snapshot

WSU Vancouver’s student body, faculty and staff reflect the changing demographics of the Pacific Northwest

Diversity Center student group and staffEthnic and racial minorities make up more than 23% of our campus’ student population, and this proportion is expected to climb. The Student Resource Center’s Access Center serves about 60 students that fall into one or more of the following broad categories: physical/health, learning/attention, psychological, deaf/hard-of-hearing and visual.

Women make up 55% of WSU Vancouver’s student population. The Women's Studies program at WSU Vancouver is an interdisciplinary field that places gender at the center of inquiry, considering the ways that class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age and ability shape the human experience

The campus LGBTQ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) includes students, faculty and staff.

WSU Vancouver’s student body includes 24 foreign students from eight nations outside the United States. Our faculty likewise includes members from throughout the world.

A wide range of students

Diverse group of students at eventWSU Vancouver serves a wide range of students, including a significant number of older students. For example, the average age of WSU Vancouver’s student population is 26, older than the age of WSU Pullman’s undergraduate student population, which is 21. WSU Vancouver’s student body also includes many parents, who are managing the rigors of a university education with the responsibilities of parenthood.

About 200 military veterans are enrolled at WSU Vancouver, and the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs has recognized WSU Vancouver as a “veteran-friendly” campus.

WSU Vancouver’s academic programs and researchers offer students and the wider community a better understanding of the complexities and richness of living in a multicultural society. As campus diversity has expanded, more clubs and activities have been organized that reflect our growing multicultural population.


More about student diversity: Student Diversity Center