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Sacramento State Demographics & Diversity

Sacramento, 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 Sacramento State are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 71% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

California State University Sacramento 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 Sacramento students
Race Percent of Students
White 29%
Black 6%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 21%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 2%
Race Unknown 6%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 29% more female students than male students enrolled at California State University Sacramento with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Sacramento State 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 Sacramento students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for California State University Sacramento students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,935
Women 17,967

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Sacramento State serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for California State University Sacramento students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,686 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
31,902
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.4%
Part time Undergrads 19.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.

Sacramento State Campus