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Sonoma State University Demographics & Diversity

Rohnert Park, 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 Sonoma State University are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Sonoma 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.

Racial demographics of Sonoma State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 2%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 2%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 63% more female students than male students enrolled at Sonoma State University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Sonoma State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Sonoma State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Sonoma State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,595
Women 5,864

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Sonoma State University serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sonoma State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,511 per year

33% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
9,459
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.5%
Part time Undergrads 9.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123572 IPEDS survey data for Sonoma State University.

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