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Cuesta College Demographics & Diversity

San Luis Obispo, 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 Cuesta College are primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Cuesta College 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 Cuesta College students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 2%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at Cuesta College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cuesta College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Cuesta College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Cuesta College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,741
Women 5,352

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cuesta College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Cuesta College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,497 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
10,093
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 28%
Part time Undergrads 54%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113193 IPEDS survey data for Cuesta College.