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Cal State Fullerton Demographics & Diversity

Fullerton, California

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 Cal State Fullerton are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 78% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Fullerton 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 Fullerton students
Race Percent of Students
White 22%
Black 2%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 6%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Fullerton with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cal State Fullerton has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Fullerton students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Fullerton students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,230
Women 23,050

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cal State Fullerton 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 Fullerton students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$73,036 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
40,280
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.1%
Part time Undergrads 18.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110565 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fullerton.