Cal Poly Student Population

Total 22,440 students are enrolled in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (21,456 undergraduate and 984 graduate). Among them, 18,546 students are enrolled in online degree/certificate programs. 1,264 faculties are working for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and student to faculty ratio is 17.75 to 1.

  • Total Student Population: 22,440
  • Undergraduate: 21,456
  • Graduate: 984
  • Online Students: 18,546

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Population By Gender/Attending Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 22,440 students enrolled into California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. 21,456 enrolled in undergraduate programs and 984 students enrolled in graduate programs. By attending status. there are 20,923 full-time and 1,517 part-time students. By gender, 11,442 male and 10,998 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
Total22,44011,44210,998
Undergraduate21,45610,93110,525
Graduate984511473
Student Population By Attending Status
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total22,44020,9231,517
Undergraduate21,45620,1981,258
Graduate984725259

Population by Race/Ethnicity

Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
There are 12,093 White (53.89%), 173 Black/African American (0.77%), 4,097 Hispanic (18.26%), 2,985 Asian (13.30%), and 3,092 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total22,44011,44210,998
American Indian/Native American271116
Asian2,9851,5291,456
Black/African American17311063
Hispanic4,0972,0872,010
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander483315
White12,0936,0926,001
Two More1,711854857
Un-Known822441381
Undergraduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,45610,93110,525
American Indian/Native American271116
Asian2,8821,4661,416
Black/African American16410658
Hispanic3,9452,0181,927
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander483315
White11,5105,8005,710
Two More1,654825829
Un-Known777414363
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
TotalMaleFemale
Total984511473
American Indian/Native American000
Asian1036340
Black/African American945
Hispanic1526983
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White583292291
Two More572928
Un-Known452718

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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