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DVC Demographics & Diversity

Pleasant Hill, 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 DVC are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Diablo Valley 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 Diablo Valley College students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 5%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8%
International 9%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more female students than male students enrolled at Diablo Valley College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, DVC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Diablo Valley College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Diablo Valley College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,103
Women 9,020

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

DVC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Diablo Valley College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$84,013 per year

22% 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 30.9%
Part time Undergrads 58.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113634 IPEDS survey data for Diablo Valley College.