Meet Our Students

Our Student Body at a Glance

Top majors

Pie chart showing the distribution of students in various Huxley Majors

Before the 2012 school year, students applied for admission to the College of the Environment (CENV) in their junior year. Recently, however, that policy changed, and Western students are now allowed to enter CENV as "Environmental Studies Phase I" majors in their freshman and sophomore years. The graph above illustrates the popularity of that decision--ENVS Phase I majors currently outnumber all others within the college.

Gender data

55% of the Huxley Student body are male, and 45% are female

After several years of growth in the number of female students, the gender make-up of CENV now more closely reflects Western's student body.

Race data

Students of color make up 16% of the Huxley Student body

With students of color accounting for 16% of the Huxley student body, the college is currently lagging behind WWU's overall rate of 22%. This is an area CENV faculty and staff have committed to improving in the latest Strategic Plan. The first goal in the plan reaffirms our commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse, high-quality students.

Residency by state

A majority of Huxley students are from Washington State

CENV draws students primarily from Washington and surrounding states. With 16% of our students coming from outside the state, we have significantly out-distanced (ahem) the Western non-resident average of 9%.

NOTE: The data on this page is derived from Western's Office of Institutional Research, which puts out a variety of institutional reports including the WWU Factbook.