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USC Demographics & Diversity

Los Angeles, 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 USC are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Southern California students
Race Percent of Students
White 40%
Black 4%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 13%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 17% 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.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Southern California students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for University of Southern California students
Gender Number of Students
Men 22,707
Women 26,611

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

USC serves a low number of students outside of California, with 43 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Southern California students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 43%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

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.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
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.