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Total Enrollment 19,887
Undergraduate 15,969
Graduate 3,918
Men 9,546
Women 10,341

WMU Student Population

There are 19,887 students including 15,969 undergraduate and 3,918 graduate students at Western Michigan University for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 14,215 full-time and 5,672 part-time students with gender distribution of 9,546 male and 10,341 female students. Western Michigan University is offering the distance learning opportunity (online degree program) and total 7,025 students have enrolled online program exclusively.

Student Gender Distribution

Western Michigan University has a total enrollment of 19,887 with a gender distribution of 48.00% male (9,546 students) and 52.00% female (10,341 students). There are 8,074 male and 7,895 female students in undergraduate school and 1,472 male and 2,446 female students are attending graduate school at Western Michigan University.
Student Population By Gender
Western Michigan University
TotalMenWomen
Total19,8879,54610,341
Undergraduate15,9698,0747,895
Graduate3,9181,4722,446
Full-time14,2156,9387,277
Part-time5,6722,6083,064
[Chart] Western Michigan University 2021 Gender Distribution of Enrollment

Enrollment by Attending Status

Western Michigan University has 14,215 full-time and 5,672 part-time students. In undergraduate school, 13,296 students are attending classes with full-time status, and 2,673 students are attending with part-time status. In graduate school, 919 students are full-time and 2,999 are part-time students.
Student Population By Attendance Status
Western Michigan University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total19,88714,2155,672
Undergraduate15,96913,2962,673
Graduate3,9189192,999
Men9,5466,9382,608
Women10,3417,2773,064
[Chart] Western Michigan University Enrollment by Attending Status

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

At Western Michigan University, 7,025 students have enrolled exclusively in online courses and 11,131 students have enrolled in some online courses out of total 19,887 students. In undergraduate schools, 15,541 students take at least one online course and in graduate schools, 2,615 students are attending some online courses.
2021 Distance Learning Enrollment
Western Michigan University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total19,88715,9693,918
Online Exclusively7,0255,2371,788
In Some Online Classes11,13110,304827
Not In Online Classes1,7314281,303
[Chart] Western Michigan University Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at Western Michigan University. There are 79 American Indian/Native American, 13,476 White, 1,906 Black/African American, 570 Asian, 1,448 Hispanic, 14 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 456 students with other races.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Western Michigan University
TotalMenWomen
Total19,8879,54610,341
American Indian/Native American793643
Asian570270300
Black/African American1,9067891,117
Hispanic1,448655793
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander14104
White13,4766,4387,038
Two More681295386
Race Un-Known317161156
[Chart] Western Michigan UniversityRace/Ethnicity Distribution

Student Age Distribution

Next table and chart show the student enrollment by age distribution at Western Michigan University.
Age Distribution
Western Michigan University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total19,88715,9693,918
Under 183983980
Age 18-194,9174,9170
Age 20-215,7685,72741
Age 22-244,2523,2351,017
Age 25-292,2801,0471,233
Age 30-34927292635
Age 35-39511137374
Age 40-49550144406
Age 50-6426567198
Over 6419514
Age Un-Known000
[Chart] Western Michigan University 2021 Age Distribution of Enrollment