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Caltech Demographics & Diversity

Pasadena, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Caltech are predominantly Asian with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of California Institute of Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 2%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 45%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 8%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 56% more male students than female students enrolled at California Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 61% men to 39% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Caltech has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for California Institute of Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 61%
Women 39%
Enrollment by gender for California Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,464
Women 937

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Caltech serves a high number of out-of-state students with 72% of the student body residing outside of California or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for California Institute of Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 29%
Out of State 58%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,448 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110404 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of Technology.