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Hostos Demographics & Diversity

Bronx, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Hostos are primarily Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of CUNY Hostos Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 27%
Hispanic 62%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 5%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 131% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY Hostos Community College with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Hostos has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY Hostos Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY Hostos Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,645
Women 3,796

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Hostos serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY Hostos Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$35,928 per year

84% 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 36.9%
Part time Undergrads 38.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190585 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Hostos Community College.