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 ECC are mainly Hispanic with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 87% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of El Camino Community College District students
Race Percent of Students
White 13%
Black 14%
Hispanic 51%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

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

Male to female gender ratio for El Camino Community College District students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for El Camino Community College District students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,180
Women 12,640

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ECC 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 El Camino Community College District students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,046 per year

44% 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 28.8%
Part time Undergrads 64%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113980 IPEDS survey data for El Camino Community College District.