2021 Student Population

A total of 5,815 students have enrolled at Biola University - 3,683 undergraduate and 2,132 graduate.
By gender, 2,519 male and 3,296 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 4,225 full-time students and 1,590 part-time students.
The number of students at Biola University is very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of San Francisco and Bethel University, its population is small (average population is 10,675).
Biola University offers online degree/certificate programs and 5,594 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 2,519 male and 3,296 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.76 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total3,6833,391292
Men1,3521,236116
Women2,3312,155176
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,1328341,298
Men1,167450717
Women965384581

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,410 White students (41.44%) and 1,008 Asian students (17.33%) at Biola University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Biola University.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Biola University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native1165
Asian566230336
Black or African American1144173
Hispanic768252516
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander644717
White1,5785721,006
Two or More Races24771176
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1444896
Total 3,6831,3522,331
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Biola University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native633
Asian442262180
Black or African American724131
Hispanic234104130
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander835
White832451381
Two or More Races593425
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1297158
Total 2,1321,167965

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 3,708 students whose age under twenty five and 1,401 students whose age is over thirty years old at Biola University.
Especially, 76 students are younger than eighteen and 27 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Biola University.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Biola University
TotalMenWomen
Total3,683 1,3522,331
Under 1876 2353
18-191,390 493897
20-211,429 507922
22-24482 189293
25-29160 7981
30-3450 2129
35-3936 1521
40-4937 1621
50-6420 812
65 and over2 11
unknown1 01
Total 3,683 1,3522,331
Population by Student Age at Biola University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,132 1,167965
20-2120 515
22-24311 126185
25-29544 258286
30-34296 177119
35-39249 15693
40-49363 234129
50-64323 195128
65 and over25 1510
unknown1 10
Total 2,132 1,167965

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Biola University, 5,683 students (97.73% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 5,594 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 3,952 students live in California where Biola University is located in and 1,321 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total5,8153,6832,132
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes5,5943,5332,061
Enrolled Some in Online Classes89890
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1326171
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)5,5943,5332,061
California Residents3,9522,6081,344
Other State in U.S.1,321812509
Outside of U.S.321113208
Unknown000

Online Enrollment Chart