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Laney College Demographics & Diversity

Oakland, 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 Laney College are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Laney College students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 24%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 26%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 4%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Laney College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Laney College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Laney College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Laney College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,058
Women 5,167

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Laney College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Laney College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,378 per year

46% 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 49.9%
Part time Undergrads 78.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117247 IPEDS survey data for Laney College.