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Oxy Demographics & Diversity

Los Angeles, 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 Oxy are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Occidental College students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 5%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9%
International 6%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for Occidental College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Occidental College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 826
Women 1,138

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Oxy serves a high number of out-of-state students with 64% of the student body residing outside of California or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Occidental College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 36%
Out of State 58%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,275 per year

17% 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 0.4%
Part time Undergrads 0.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120254 IPEDS survey data for Occidental College.