San Diego Mesa College Demographics & Diversity

San Diego, California

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 San Diego Mesa College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

San Diego Mesa 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 San Diego Mesa College students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 6%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 19% more female students than male students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, San Diego Mesa College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for San Diego Mesa College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for San Diego Mesa College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,178
Women 12,106

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

San Diego Mesa College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for San Diego Mesa College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,989 per year

43% 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 35.1%
Part time Undergrads 72.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122375 IPEDS survey data for San Diego Mesa College.

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