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Mission College Demographics & Diversity

Santa Clara, 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 Mission College are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 83% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Mission 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.

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 Mission College students
Race Percent of Students
White 17%
Black 4%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 44%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at Mission College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mission College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mission College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Mission College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,738
Women 3,766

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mission College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mission College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$99,181 per year

36% 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 49.5%
Part time Undergrads 72.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118930 IPEDS survey data for Mission College.