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UC Merced Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
What does the UC Merced student population look like? 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. The results of the University of California - Merced <nil> diversity report are below.

UC Merced Student Population

9,018 Total Students
8,194 Undergraduates
737 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend University of California - Merced?

UC Merced total enrollment is approximately 9,018 students. 8,194 are undergraduates and 737 are graduate students.

UC Merced Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UC Merced undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UC Merced Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 4,752
Asian 1,445
White 654
International 619
Black or African American 368
Multi-Ethnic 264
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 41
Unknown 41

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UC Merced Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UC Merced Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 265
White 194
Hispanic 148
Asian 67
Unknown 27
Multi-Ethnic 20
Black or African American 15
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

UC Merced Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 4,932
Asian 1,536
International 890
White 864
Black or African American 387
Multi-Ethnic 289
Unknown 68
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 42

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of California - Merced Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 732
Asian 170
Black or African American 46
Multi-Ethnic 16
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at UC Merced.

UC Merced Male/Female Diversity

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


There are approximately 4,706 female students and 4,312 male students at UC Merced.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UC Merced is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.32 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about UC Merced faculty.

There are approximately 832 female teachers and 658 male teachers.

Low Geographic Diversity

0.1% Out of State
0.1% Out of the Country

UC Merced ranks 1,961 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

0.1% of UC Merced students come from out of state, and 0.1% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  10 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 3 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
California 2,044
Wisconsin 1
Texas 1
Alaska 0
Arizona 0

International Students at UC Merced

Students from 39 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Iran.

Learn more about international students at UC Merced.

Above Average Student Age Diversity

Above Average Student Age Diversity
78.36% 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  59.42 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UC Merced, 78.36% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 3,720
20-21 2,523
22-24 838
25-29 388
30-34 141
35 and over 89
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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