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West Los Angeles College Demographics & Diversity

Culver City, 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 West Los Angeles College are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 87% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

West Los Angeles College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of West Los Angeles College students
Race Percent of Students
White 13%
Black 28%
Hispanic 42%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 54% more female students than male students enrolled at West Los Angeles College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, West Los Angeles College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Los Angeles College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for West Los Angeles College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,735
Women 5,746

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

West Los Angeles College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Los Angeles College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,356 per year

46% 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 47.2%
Part time Undergrads 72.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125471 IPEDS survey data for West Los Angeles College.