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CSU Channel Islands Demographics & Diversity

Camarillo, 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 CSU Channel Islands are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 68% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Channel Islands 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 Channel Islands students
Race Percent of Students
White 32%
Black 2%
Hispanic 49%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 77% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Channel Islands with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSU Channel Islands has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Channel Islands students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Channel Islands students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,703
Women 4,785

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSU Channel Islands 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 University Channel Islands students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,662 per year

53% 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 20.2%
Part time Undergrads 14.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441937 IPEDS survey data for California State University Channel Islands.