California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

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 21,426 students.

19,685 are undergraduates and 694 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 49% women, and 51% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 10,534
Hispanic 3,455
Asian 2,697
Multi-Ethnic 1,515
Unknown 786
International 463
Black or African American 165
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 43

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 54% of full-time grad students are women, and 46% men.

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 406
Hispanic 98
Asian 66
Multi-Ethnic 49
International 43
Unknown 27
Black or African American 4
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #205 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  205 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  94.19 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 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is ranked 966 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  966 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  74.53 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.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,512
Hispanic 3,719
Asian 2,878
Multi-Ethnic 1,634
Unknown 894
International 533
Black or African American 180
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 46

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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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ranks 258 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  258 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  93.22 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 10,351 female students and 11,075 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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