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Cal State Long Beach Demographics & Diversity

Long Beach, 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 Long Beach are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 81% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Long Beach 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 Long Beach students
Race Percent of Students
White 19%
Black 4%
Hispanic 39%
Asian 23%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 6%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Long Beach with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cal State Long Beach 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 Long Beach students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Long Beach students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,822
Women 21,644

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cal State Long Beach 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 Long Beach students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,954 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
37,466
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.1%
Part time Undergrads 13.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110583 IPEDS survey data for California State University Long Beach.

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