2021 Student Population

A total of 40,381 students have enrolled at California State University-Northridge - 34,916 undergraduate and 5,465 graduate.
By gender, 17,408 male and 22,973 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 31,893 full-time students and 8,488 part-time students.
The number of students at California State University-Northridge is very 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 very large (average population is 16,208).
California State University-Northridge offers online degree/certificate programs and 34,499 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 17,408 male and 22,973 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
Total34,91629,1915,725
Men15,60912,7432,866
Women19,30716,4482,859
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total5,4652,7022,763
Men1,799848951
Women3,6661,8541,812

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 20,221 Hispanic students (50.08%) and 8,713 White students (21.58%) at California State University-Northridge(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at California State University-Northridge.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at California State University-Northridge
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native281117
Asian3,1331,7261,407
Black or African American1,657677980
Hispanic18,3977,56310,834
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander472423
White7,1943,5163,678
Two or More Races1,019482537
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1,256595661
Total 34,91615,60919,307
Population by Race/Ethnicity at California State University-Northridge
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native761
Asian459183276
Black or African American17335138
Hispanic1,8245491,275
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander633
White1,519522997
Two or More Races1374097
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1,040335705
Total 5,4651,7993,666

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 28,373 students whose age under twenty five and 5,233 students whose age is over thirty years old at California State University-Northridge.
Especially, 444 students are younger than eighteen and 41 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at California State University-Northridge.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at California State University-Northridge
TotalMenWomen
Total34,916 15,60919,307
Under 18444 187257
18-197,814 3,3094,505
20-219,713 4,1455,568
22-249,286 4,4754,811
25-294,785 2,3232,462
30-341,509 698811
35-39640 254386
40-49511 151360
50-64195 62133
65 and over19 514
Total 34,916 15,60919,307
Population by Student Age at California State University-Northridge
TotalMenWomen
Total5,465 1,7993,666
20-2143 1528
22-241,073 315758
25-291,990 6611,329
30-34989 345644
35-39551 205346
40-49542 173369
50-64255 77178
65 and over22 814
Total 5,465 1,7993,666

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At California State University-Northridge, 39,376 students (97.51% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 34,499 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, 33,350 students live in California where California State University-Northridge is located in and 313 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total40,38134,9165,465
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes34,49930,0914,408
Enrolled Some in Online Classes4,8774,310567
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,005515490
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)34,49930,0914,408
California Residents33,35029,2414,109
Other State in U.S.313179134
Outside of U.S.836671165
Unknown000

Online Enrollment Chart