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CalArts Demographics & Diversity

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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 CalArts are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% 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 the Arts students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 7%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 7%
Race Unknown 8%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at California Institute of the Arts with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CalArts has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for California Institute of the Arts students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for California Institute of the Arts students
Gender Number of Students
Men 664
Women 842

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

CalArts serves a low number of students outside of California, with 47 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California Institute of the Arts students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 47%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,875 per year

23% 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 11.9%
Part time Undergrads 0.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111081 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of the Arts.