UCSB Demographics & Diversity
Racial DiversityVery High
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UCSB are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
University of California Santa Barbara has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are 14% more female students than male students enrolled at University of California Santa Barbara with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UCSB has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
UCSB serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$73,046 per year
33% 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||2.2%|
|Part time Undergrads||1.8%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110705 IPEDS survey data for University of California Santa Barbara.