Cuesta College

Cuesta College Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Cuesta College student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the country. See how Cuesta College fared in our 2021 diversity report.

Cuesta College Student Population

11,281 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Cuesta College?

Cuesta College total enrollment is approximately 11,281 students.

Cuesta College Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Cuesta College undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cuesta College Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,696
Hispanic 989
Multi-Ethnic 179
Asian 117
Unknown 82
Black or African American 55
International 23
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Cuesta College achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,053 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1053 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  70.05 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Cuesta College Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Cuesta College 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

45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cuesta College is ranked 1,253 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1253 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  66.96 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Cuesta College Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,520
Hispanic 3,754
Unknown 710
Multi-Ethnic 561
Asian 358
Black or African American 259
International 27
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 23

Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Cuesta College ranks 523 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  523 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  86.22 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 5,716 female students and 5,565 male students at Cuesta College.

Learn more about international students at Cuesta College.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
38.30% 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  87.52 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Cuesta College, 38.30% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,476
20-21 1,674
35 and over 1,199
22-24 1,184
25-29 1,038
30-34 595
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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