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Caltech Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to find out how diverse the typical college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Caltech diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Caltech Student Population

2,240 Total Students
901 Undergraduates
1,339 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend California Institute of Technology?

Caltech total enrollment is approximately 2,240 students. 901 are undergraduates and 1,339 are graduate students.

Caltech Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Caltech undergraduate population is made up of 46% women, and 54% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Caltech Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 358
White 211
Hispanic 163
Multi-Ethnic 79
International 68
Black or African American 17
Unknown 4
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Caltech Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 32% of full-time grad students are women, and 68% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Caltech Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 615
White 440
Asian 156
Hispanic 74
Multi-Ethnic 41
Black or African American 6
Unknown 5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Caltech Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 683
White 651
Asian 514
Hispanic 237
Multi-Ethnic 120
Black or African American 23
Unknown 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California Institute of Technology Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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

Learn more about the faculty at Caltech.

Caltech Male/Female Diversity

More Male Students
More Male Teachers
This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 838 female students and 1,402 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.


More about Caltech faculty.

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

High 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.


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.

Learn more about international students at Caltech.

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%.

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


*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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