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Cal State LA Demographics & Diversity

Los Angeles, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

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 people of color (BIPOC). 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.

Racial demographics of California State University Los Angeles students
Race Percent of Students
White 7%
Black 4%
Hispanic 63%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

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.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Los Angeles students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Los Angeles students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,634
Women 16,402

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cal State LA 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 Los Angeles students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

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.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
28,036
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
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.