California State University - Northridge

CSUN Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the CSUN student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the country. See how California State University - Northridge fared in our 2021 diversity report.

CSUN Student Population

How Many Students Attend California State University - Northridge?

CSUN total enrollment is approximately 39,910 students.

29,320 are undergraduates and 2,158 are graduate students.

CSUN Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CSUN undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CSUN Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 15,501
White 5,654
Asian 2,757
International 2,147
Black or African American 1,451
Unknown 897
Multi-Ethnic 859
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 30

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

CSUN Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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

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CSUN Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 724
White 680
Asian 219
International 198
Unknown 193
Black or African American 81
Multi-Ethnic 56
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

CSUN achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #651 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  651 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  81.50 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does CSUN Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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CSUN overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

CSUN is ranked 841 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  841 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  77.83 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

CSUN Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 19,461
White 8,550
Asian 3,739
International 2,764
Unknown 2,274
Black or African American 1,862
Multi-Ethnic 1,178
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 42

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

California State University - Northridge Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,083
Asian 464
Black or African American 254
Multi-Ethnic 70
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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CSUN ranks 644 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  644 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  83.03 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 22,530 female students and 17,380 male students at CSUN.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of CSUN is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  90.60 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 2,125 female teachers and 1,760 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

1.18% Out of State
2.33% Out of the Country

CSUN ranks 1,534 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

1.18% of CSUN students come from out of state, and 2.33% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  29 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 4,342
Washington 6
Illinois 5
Nevada 4
Florida 4

International Students at CSUN

Students from 107 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Kuwait, China, and India.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
43.00% 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  78.83 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CSUN, 43.00% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 11,104
20-21 9,468
18-19 8,299
25-29 6,719
35 and over 2,748
30-34 2,283
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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