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Staten Island Demographics & Diversity

Staten Island, New York

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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 Staten Island are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of CUNY College of Staten Island students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 14%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY College of Staten Island with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Staten Island has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY College of Staten Island students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY College of Staten Island students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,622
Women 5,626

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Staten Island serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY College of Staten Island students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 9%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,469 per year

62% 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 18.1%
Part time Undergrads 21.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190558 IPEDS survey data for CUNY College of Staten Island.