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San Francisco State Demographics & Diversity

San Francisco, 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 Francisco State are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 79% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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 Francisco State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 21%
Black 5%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 28%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 6%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

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

Male to female gender ratio for San Francisco State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for San Francisco State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,848
Women 16,930

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

San Francisco State serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for San Francisco State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,495 per year

46% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
29,778
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.6%
Part time Undergrads 15.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122597 IPEDS survey data for San Francisco State University.