Student Population at Cal Poly
2021 Student Population
A total of 22,440 students have enrolled at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - 21,456 undergraduate and 984 graduate.
By gender, 11,442 male and 10,998 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 20,923 full-time students and 1,517 part-time students.
The number of students at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is relatively large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, its population is large (average population is 17,971).
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers online degree/certificate programs and 18,546 students enrolled in online programs.
Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status
By gender, there are 11,442 male and 10,998 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 1.04 to 1 and the ratio is extremely higher (less women students at the school) (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
Gedner Distribution Chart
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
By race/ethnicity, there are 12,093 White students (53.89%) and 4,097 Hispanic students (18.26%) at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table
|American Indian or Alaska Native||27||11||16|
|Black or African American||164||106||58|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||48||33||15|
|Two or More Races||1,654||825||829|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0||0||0|
|Black or African American||9||4||5|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||0||0|
|Two or More Races||57||29||28|
Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart
Enrollment by Student Age
By age, there are 21,419 students whose age under twenty five and 362 students whose age is over thirty years old at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Especially, 262 students are younger than eighteen and 2 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Enrollment by Student Age Table
|65 and over||1||1||0|
|65 and over||1||0||1|
Student Age Distribution Chart
Online Student Population
At California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 22,344 students (99.57% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 18,546 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, 15,449 students live in California where California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is located in and 2,821 students have enrolled from other states.
Online Enrollment Table
|Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes||18,546||18,010||536|
|Enrolled Some in Online Classes||3,798||3,403||395|
|Not Enrolled in Online Classes||96||43||53|
|Total (Enrolled Excl.)||18,546||18,010||536|
|Other State in U.S.||2,821||2,751||70|
|Outside of U.S.||276||263||13|