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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Demographics & Diversity

Pomona, 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 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 81% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State Polytechnic University Pomona has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
Race Percent of Students
White 19%
Black 3%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 24%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 16% more male students than female students enrolled at California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,779
Women 12,724

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,064 per year

44% 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 18.6%
Part time Undergrads 11.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110529 IPEDS survey data for California State Polytechnic University Pomona.