California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's <nil> diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Population

How Many Students Attend California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo?

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo total enrollment is approximately 22,440 students. 20,198 are undergraduates and 725 are graduate students.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Cal Poly San Luis Obispo undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 10,860
Hispanic 3,705
Asian 2,729
Multi-Ethnic 1,540
Unknown 710
International 425
Black or African American 157
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 47

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 50% of full-time grad students are women, and 50% men.

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 423
Hispanic 118
Asian 82
Multi-Ethnic 44
Unknown 33
International 19
Black or African American 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,093
Hispanic 4,097
Asian 2,985
Multi-Ethnic 1,711
Unknown 822
International 484
Black or African American 173
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 48

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,031
Asian 155
Black or African American 52
Multi-Ethnic 39
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Male/Female Diversity

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

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There are approximately 10,998 female students and 11,442 male students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.44 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 1,319 female teachers and 1,445 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

15.82% Out of State
0.99% Out of the Country

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ranks 602 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

15.82% of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students come from out of state, and 0.99% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  72 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 3,617
Washington 190
Colorado 90
Oregon 66
Texas 40

International Students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Students from 70 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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Above Average Student Age Diversity

Above Average Student Age Diversity
78.15% 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  56.20 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 78.15% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 8,886
20-21 8,596
22-24 3,547
25-29 663
30-34 189
35 and over 167
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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