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Caltech Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is California Institute of Technology? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Caltech. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Caltech Student Population

How Many Students Attend California Institute of Technology?

Caltech total enrollment is approximately 2,237 students.

938 are undergraduates and 1,299 are graduate students.

Caltech Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Caltech undergraduate population is made up of 45% women, and 55% men.

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Caltech Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 343
White 253
Hispanic 161
Multi-Ethnic 84
International 79
Black or African American 16
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Unknown 1

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Caltech Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 31% of full-time grad students are women, and 69% men.

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Caltech Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 613
White 422
Asian 136
Hispanic 68
Multi-Ethnic 40
Unknown 10
Black or African American 8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Caltech achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #65 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  65 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  98.18 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Caltech Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Caltech is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Caltech is ranked 518 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  518 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  86.36 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

Caltech Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 692
White 675
Asian 479
Hispanic 229
Multi-Ethnic 124
Black or African American 24
Unknown 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California Institute of Technology Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,597
Asian 464
Black or African American 89
Multi-Ethnic 34
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Caltech ranks 758 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  758 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  80.02 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 834 female students and 1,403 male students at Caltech.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Caltech is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  81.60 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,359 female teachers and 1,972 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
70.75% Out of State
9.36% Out of the Country

Caltech ranks 123 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

70.75% of Caltech students come from out of state, and 9.36% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  94 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 55
Texas 19
New York 15
Illinois 12
Washington 11

International Students at Caltech

Students from 71 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Canada.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.45% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  68.48 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Caltech, 39.45% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
25-29 706
22-24 516
20-21 457
18-19 426
30-34 94
35 and over 9
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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