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East Los Angeles College Demographics & Diversity

Monterey Park, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at East Los Angeles College are primarily Hispanic with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 93% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

East Los Angeles 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 East Los Angeles College students
Race Percent of Students
White 7%
Black 4%
Hispanic 66%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 2%
Race Unknown 10%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more female students than male students enrolled at East Los Angeles College with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, East Los Angeles College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for East Los Angeles College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for East Los Angeles College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,628
Women 14,227

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

East Los Angeles 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 East Los Angeles College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,627 per year

60% 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 48.2%
Part time Undergrads 76.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113856 IPEDS survey data for East Los Angeles College.