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San Jose State Demographics & Diversity

San Jose, California

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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 Jose State are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 81% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). 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 Jose State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 19%
Black 3%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 36%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 6%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 14% more female students than male students enrolled at San Jose State University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, San Jose State has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for San Jose State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for San Jose State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,958
Women 19,250

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

San Jose 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 Jose State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$88,589 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
36,208
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
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.