San Jose State Demographics & DiversitySan Jose, California
Racial DiversityVery High
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at San Jose State are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 81% 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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
Gender DiversityVery High
There are 8% more female students than male students enrolled at San Jose State University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, San Jose State has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
San Jose State serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$88,589 per year
40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||19.7%|
|Part time Undergrads||19.1%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122755 IPEDS survey data for San Jose State University.