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SDSU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Who is the typical student at SDSU? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. See how San Diego State University fared in our <nil> diversity report.

SDSU Student Population

36,334 Total Students
28,084 Undergraduates
3,065 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend San Diego State University?

SDSU total enrollment is approximately 36,334 students. 28,084 are undergraduates and 3,065 are graduate students.

SDSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time SDSU undergraduate population is made up of 57% women, and 43% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SDSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,551
Hispanic 9,297
Asian 3,760
Multi-Ethnic 1,920
International 1,371
Black or African American 1,231
Unknown 785
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 70

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

SDSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

SDSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,115
Hispanic 997
Asian 288
International 241
Multi-Ethnic 147
Unknown 138
Black or African American 122
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

SDSU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,333
Hispanic 12,062
Asian 4,608
Multi-Ethnic 2,334
International 1,958
Black or African American 1,540
Unknown 1,272
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 101

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

San Diego State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,031
Asian 370
Black or African American 184
Multi-Ethnic 58
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at SDSU.

SDSU Male/Female Diversity

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


There are approximately 20,788 female students and 15,546 male students at SDSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of SDSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  92.88 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about SDSU faculty.

There are approximately 1,843 female teachers and 1,598 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

14.71% Out of State
6.64% Out of the Country

SDSU ranks 477 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

14.71% of SDSU students come from out of state, and 6.64% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  78 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 43 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
California 4,042
Washington 76
Illinois 57
Colorado 47
New Jersey 42

International Students at SDSU

Students from 98 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Kuwait.

Learn more about international students at SDSU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
55.06% 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  74.06 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At SDSU, 55.06% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 9,878
18-19 9,479
22-24 7,810
25-29 4,454
35 and over 1,590
30-34 1,570
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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