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Columbia Gorge Community College Demographics & Diversity

The Dalles, Oregon

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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 Columbia Gorge Community College are primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Columbia Gorge Community 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 Columbia Gorge Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 1%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 95% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia Gorge Community College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia Gorge Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia Gorge Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia Gorge Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 272
Women 531

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Columbia Gorge Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Oregon, with 81 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia Gorge Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 81%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,509 per year

50% 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 37.8%
Part time Undergrads 64.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=420556 IPEDS survey data for Columbia Gorge Community College.