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RHC Demographics & Diversity

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at RHC are mostly Hispanic with a small White population. The school has low racial diversity. 92% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Rio Hondo College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Rio Hondo College students
Race Percent of Students
White 8%
Black 2%
Hispanic 77%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more male students than female students enrolled at Rio Hondo College with a gender ratio of 57% men to 43% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, RHC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Rio Hondo College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 57%
Women 43%
Enrollment by gender for Rio Hondo College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,363
Women 8,634

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

RHC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rio Hondo College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,521 per year

59% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
19,997
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 37.5%
Part time Undergrads 75.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121886 IPEDS survey data for Rio Hondo College.