#29 Best Private Colleges in California

La Sierra University Demographics & Diversity

Riverside, 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 La Sierra University are predominantly Hispanic with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 86% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

La Sierra University 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 La Sierra University students
Race Percent of Students
White 14%
Black 6%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 2%
Two or more races 4%
International 11%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 51% more female students than male students enrolled at La Sierra University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, La Sierra University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for La Sierra University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for La Sierra University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 643
Women 971

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

La Sierra University serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 84 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for La Sierra University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 84%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,313 per year

51% 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 10.6%
Part time Undergrads 8.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117627 IPEDS survey data for La Sierra University.