Student Population at WMU
A total of 18,266 students have enrolled at Western Michigan University - 14,587 undergraduate and 3,679 graduate.
By gender, 8,678 male and 9,588 female students are attending Western Michigan University. By attendance status, there are 13,025 full-time students and 5,241 part-time students.
The number of students at Western Michigan University is large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Michigan.
Western Michigan University offers online degree/certificate programs and 2,770 students enrolled in online programs.
Enrollment Comparison Chart
The below chart compares the student population between Western Michigan University and similar colleges.
Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status
By gender, there are 8,678 male and 9,588 female students attending WMU. The male-to-female student ratio is 0.91 to 1 and the ratio is than national average (the national average is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status at WMU.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
By race/ethnicity, there are 12,365 White students (67.69%) and 1,552 Black or African American students (8.50%) at Western Michigan University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Western Michigan University.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||56||23||33|
|Black or African American||1,275||564||711|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||7||4||3|
|Two or More Races||536||243||293|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||17||6||11|
|Black or African American||277||87||190|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3||2||1|
|Two or More Races||81||32||49|
Enrollment by Student Age
By age, there are 14,145 students whose age under twenty five and 2,086 students whose age is over thirty years old at Western Michigan University.
Especially, 357 students are younger than eighteen and 19 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Western Michigan University.
|65 and over||4||0||4|
|65 and over||15||7||8|
Online Student Population
At Western Michigan University, 13,186 students (72.19% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 2,770 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 2,516 students live in Michigan where Western Michigan University is located in and 225 students have enrolled from other states.
|Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes||2,770||1,380||1,390|
|Enrolled Some in Online Classes||10,416||9,761||655|
|Not Enrolled in Online Classes||5,080||3,446||1,634|
|Total (Enrolled Excl.)||2,770||1,380||1,390|
|Other State in U.S.||225||92||133|
|Outside of U.S.||26||19||7|