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 SCI-Arc are predominantly Foreign Resident with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 87% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern California Institute of Architecture students
Race Percent of Students
White 13%
Black 1%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 18%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 51%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 62% more male students than female students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture with a gender ratio of 62% men to 38% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SCI-Arc has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern California Institute of Architecture students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 62%
Women 38%
Enrollment by gender for Southern California Institute of Architecture students
Gender Number of Students
Men 313
Women 193

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SCI-Arc serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 34 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern California Institute of Architecture students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 34%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 52%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,525 per year

14% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 20.8%
Part time Undergrads 0.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123952 IPEDS survey data for Southern California Institute of Architecture.