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Pierce College Demographics & Diversity

Woodland Hills, 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 Pierce College are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 71% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Los Angeles Pierce 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 Los Angeles Pierce College students
Race Percent of Students
White 29%
Black 6%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for Los Angeles Pierce College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Los Angeles Pierce College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,783
Women 8,589

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Pierce College 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 Los Angeles Pierce College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,216 per year

47% 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 34%
Part time Undergrads 68.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117706 IPEDS survey data for Los Angeles Pierce College.