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College of the Canyons Demographics & Diversity

Santa Clarita, 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 College of the Canyons are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 64% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

College of the Canyons 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 College of the Canyons students
Race Percent of Students
White 36%
Black 4%
Hispanic 46%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 8% more female students than male students enrolled at College of the Canyons with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, College of the Canyons has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for College of the Canyons students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for College of the Canyons students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,415
Women 8,028

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

College of the Canyons serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for College of the Canyons students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,149 per year

39% 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 30.4%
Part time Undergrads 62.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111461 IPEDS survey data for College of the Canyons.