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CSU Bakersfield Demographics & Diversity

Bakersfield, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CSU Bakersfield are mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has high racial diversity. 80% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of California State University Bakersfield students
Race Percent of Students
White 20%
Black 7%
Hispanic 54%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 68% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Bakersfield with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSU Bakersfield has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Bakersfield students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Bakersfield students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,041
Women 6,775

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSU Bakersfield serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California State University Bakersfield students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,982 per year

68% 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 19.6%
Part time Undergrads 9.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110486 IPEDS survey data for California State University Bakersfield.