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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
Medium

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Occidental College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% 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 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Occidental College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 757
Women 1,082

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Oxy serves a low number of students outside of California, with 44 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Occidental College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 50%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

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

Enrollment
1,839
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.