Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at PLNU are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Point Loma Nazarene University students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 2%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 7%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 102% more female students than male students enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, PLNU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Point Loma Nazarene University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Point Loma Nazarene University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,520
Women 3,072

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

PLNU serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Point Loma Nazarene University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,269 per year

22% 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 6.3%
Part time Undergrads 6.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121309 IPEDS survey data for Point Loma Nazarene University.

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