California State University - Los Angeles

Cal State LA Demographics & Diversity Report

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, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Cal State LA diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Cal State LA Student Population

How Many Students Attend California State University - Los Angeles?

Cal State LA total enrollment is approximately 26,671 students.

19,729 are undergraduates and 2,448 are graduate students.

Cal State LA Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Cal State LA undergraduate population is made up of 58% women, and 42% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cal State LA Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 13,869
Asian 2,450
International 1,335
White 821
Black or African American 593
Unknown 370
Multi-Ethnic 256
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 20

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Cal State LA Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 67% of full-time grad students are women, and 33% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cal State LA Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 1,234
White 337
Asian 324
International 261
Black or African American 128
Unknown 103
Multi-Ethnic 56
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

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Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Cal State LA achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,051 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2051 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  41.64 out of 100
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Some schools are more diverse in different categories, some are less. This school ranks close to average in overall diversity, and some categories may be more diverse than others. The diversity categories measured on this page are student race/ethnicity, gender, age, and location.

How Does Cal State LA Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Cal State LA is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cal State LA is ranked 2,302 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2302 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  39.27 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Cal State LA Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 17,792
Asian 3,381
International 1,861
White 1,606
Black or African American 916
Unknown 672
Multi-Ethnic 394
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 26

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California State University - Los Angeles Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 932
Asian 573
Black or African American 224
Multi-Ethnic 34
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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Cal State LA ranks 1,267 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1267 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  66.59 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 15,701 female students and 10,970 male students at Cal State LA.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Cal State LA is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.30 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,531 female teachers and 1,286 male teachers.

Low Geographic Diversity

0.34% Out of State
1.46% Out of the Country

Cal State LA ranks 1,839 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

0.34% of Cal State LA students come from out of state, and 1.46% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  15 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 3,760
Virginia 2
Georgia 2
Massachusetts 1
Pennsylvania 1

International Students at Cal State LA

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

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
41.43% 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  79.53 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Cal State LA, 41.43% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 7,018
18-19 6,211
20-21 5,610
25-29 5,518
35 and over 1,887
30-34 1,806
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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