USC 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 USC are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are 16% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Southern California with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, USC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
USC serves a low number of students outside of California, with 42 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$76,787 per year
17% 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||3.7%|
|Part time Undergrads||2.7%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123961 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern California.