Cal Poly Student Population

Total 22,013 students are enrolled in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (21,098 undergraduate and 915 graduate). Among them, 48 students are enrolled in online degree/certificate programs. 1,289 faculties are working for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and student to faculty ratio is 17.08 to 1.

  • Total Student Population: 22,013
  • Undergraduate: 21,098
  • Graduate: 915
  • Online Students: 48

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Population By Gender/Attending Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 22,013 students enrolled into California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. 21,098 enrolled in undergraduate programs and 915 students enrolled in graduate programs. By attending status. there are 20,379 full-time and 1,634 part-time students. By gender, 11,075 male and 10,351 female students are attending at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Next table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Student Population By Gender
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,42611,07510,351
Undergraduate20,50310,6229,881
Graduate923453470
Student Population By Attending Status
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total21,42620,3791,047
Undergraduate20,50319,685818
Graduate923694229

Population by Race/Ethnicity

Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
There are 11,512 White (53.73%), 180 Black/African American (0.84%), 3,719 Hispanic (17.36%), 2,878 Asian (13.43%), and 3,137 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,42611,07510,351
American Indian/Native American301515
Asian2,8781,4941,384
Black/African American18010872
Hispanic3,7191,9111,808
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander462818
White11,5125,9115,601
Two More1,634811823
Un-Known894489405
Undergraduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total20,50310,6229,881
American Indian/Native American291415
Asian2,7921,4431,349
Black/African American17210666
Hispanic3,5951,8561,739
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander442717
White10,9765,6645,312
Two More1,574782792
Un-Known843460383
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total923453470
American Indian/Native American110
Asian865135
Black/African American826
Hispanic1245569
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White536247289
Two More602931
Un-Known512922

Online Student Population

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 48 students (0.22% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,637 students (7.44% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Distance Learning Student Population at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Total22,013481,63720,328
Undergraduate21,09841,63319,461
Graduate915444867

Population by Student Age

The following table summarizes the students population by age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. 11,868 students are aged 20 to 24 (53.91% of total students), 9,070 students are aged below 20 (41.20%), 26 students are aged above 50 (0.12%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Student Population By Age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total22,01311,35110,662
Under 18288115173
Age 18-198,7824,1564,626
Age 20-218,4004,2364,164
Age 22-243,4682,1841,284
Age 25-29709444265
Age 30-3420712879
Age 35-39774235
Age 40-49563323
Age 50-64231112
Over 64321
Undergraduate Student Population By Age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,09810,90010,198
Under 18288115173
Age 18-198,7824,1564,626
Age 20-218,3674,2264,141
Age 22-242,9771,9371,040
Age 25-29476326150
Age 30-341348945
Age 35-39372611
Age 40-4927207
Age 50-64945
Over 64110
Graduate Student Population By Age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total915451464
Age 20-21331023
Age 22-24491247244
Age 25-29233118115
Age 30-34733934
Age 35-39401624
Age 40-49291316
Age 50-641477
Over 64211

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