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UC Davis Demographics & Diversity

Davis, 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 UC Davis are predominantly Asian with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 72% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of California Davis students
Race Percent of Students
White 28%
Black 2%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 32%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 11%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 44% more female students than male students enrolled at University of California Davis with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UC Davis has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of California Davis students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for University of California Davis students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,261
Women 23,418

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UC Davis serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 75 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of California Davis students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 75%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 18%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,621 per year

27% 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 5.8%
Part time Undergrads 2.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey data for University of California Davis.