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San Diego State 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 State are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 66% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

San Diego State University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of San Diego State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 34%
Black 4%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 14%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 6%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 25% more female students than male students enrolled at San Diego State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, San Diego State has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for San Diego State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for San Diego State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,674
Women 19,629

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

San Diego State serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for San Diego State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,953 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
35,303
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.6%
Part time Undergrads 10.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122409 IPEDS survey data for San Diego State University.


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