Cal State LA Demographics & DiversityLos Angeles, California
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Cal State LA are primarily Hispanic with a smaller Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 93% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
California State University Los Angeles 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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are 41% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Los Angeles with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cal State LA has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
Cal State LA serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$52,850 per year
70% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||25.8%|
|Part time Undergrads||13.1%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110592 IPEDS survey data for California State University Los Angeles.