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CSUMB Demographics & Diversity

Seaside, 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 CSUMB are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 69% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Monterey Bay 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 Monterey Bay students
Race Percent of Students
White 31%
Black 6%
Hispanic 43%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 69% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Monterey Bay with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSUMB has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Monterey Bay students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Monterey Bay students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,792
Women 4,711

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSUMB serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California State University Monterey Bay students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,802 per year

47% 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 16.5%
Part time Undergrads 6.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=409698 IPEDS survey data for California State University Monterey Bay.