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California State University-Northridge Demographics & Diversity

Northridge, 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 California State University-Northridge are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 77% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Northridge 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 Northridge students
Race Percent of Students
White 23%
Black 5%
Hispanic 44%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 9%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 26% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Northridge with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, California State University-Northridge has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for California State University Northridge students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Northridge students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,786
Women 22,426

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

California State University-Northridge 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 Northridge students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,055 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
40,212
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.8%
Part time Undergrads 18.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 IPEDS survey data for California State University Northridge.