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National University Demographics & Diversity

La Jolla, 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 National University are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

National 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.

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 National University students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 11%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 2%
Two or more races 5%
International 1%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 71% more female students than male students enrolled at National University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, National University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for National University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for National University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,321
Women 10,814

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

National University serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for National University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,760 per year

55% 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 72.7%
Part time Undergrads 62.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=119605 IPEDS survey data for National University.