Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CBC are mostly Hispanic with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 81% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Coastal Bend 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 Coastal Bend College students
Race Percent of Students
White 19%
Black 3%
Hispanic 73%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 48% more female students than male students enrolled at Coastal Bend College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CBC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Coastal Bend College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Coastal Bend College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,861
Women 2,753

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CBC serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Coastal Bend College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,544 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,614
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.5%
Part time Undergrads 47.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=223320 IPEDS survey data for Coastal Bend College.