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Cuyamaca College Demographics & Diversity

El Cajon, 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 Cuyamaca College are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Cuyamaca 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 Cuyamaca College students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 5%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 25% more female students than male students enrolled at Cuyamaca College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cuyamaca College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Cuyamaca College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Cuyamaca College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,917
Women 4,907

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cuyamaca 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 Cuyamaca College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,734 per year

50% 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 41.1%
Part time Undergrads 73.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113218 IPEDS survey data for Cuyamaca College.