Pepperdine Demographics & Diversity
Racial DiversityVery High
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Pepperdine are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are 63% more female students than male students enrolled at Pepperdine University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Pepperdine has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Pepperdine serves a low number of students outside of California, with 45 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$79,068 per year
20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||7.1%|
|Part time Undergrads||8.4%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121150 IPEDS survey data for Pepperdine University.