Sex as reported, reflects the data collected. We do not collect personal information about gender identity or sexual orientation from our students, faculty or staff.
Race and ethnicity are self reported.
Increase in first-generation college students in the entering first-year class since 2013
Increase in women faculty (all tracks) on Medical Campus since 2010
Increase in Hispanic/Latina/o/x tenure-track/tenured faculty on the Danforth Campus since 2010
Percentage of tenure-track/tenured faculty from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups
Increase in number of incoming first-year students with a Pell Grant since 2012
As part of our ongoing effort to attract and retain highly talented low-income students, we are working to increase our percentage of first-year, full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program.
Pell-eligible first-year undergraduates
- Percentage of students
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Where We Are From
Faculty or student origin indicates individual’s country of birth; faculty degrees indicates the location of the degree-granting institution for the faculty member’s terminal degree. Faculty includes Danforth Campus tenured and tenure-track. Data from Fall 2020. Faculty data is compiled based on Washington University’s annual November 1 census; student data is compiled based on the 10th week of the fall semester.
“As a university, we have come a long way in some key areas of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Still, we have a long way to go. We are driven to do better and be better.”
— Chancellor Andrew D. Martin
Campus Pride Index
WashU scored a 5/5 on The Campus Pride Index, which is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice.