2021 Student Population

A total of 39,576 students have enrolled at University of California-San Diego - 31,842 undergraduate and 7,734 graduate.
By gender, 20,323 male and 19,253 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 38,072 full-time students and 1,504 part-time students.
The number of students at University of California-San Diego is very large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus and University of Maryland-College Park, its population is average (average population is 39,559).
University of California-San Diego offers online degree/certificate programs and 26,615 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 20,323 male and 19,253 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 1.06 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

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total31,84230,939903
Men15,85515,330525
Women15,98715,609378
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total7,7347,133601
Men4,4684,091377
Women3,2663,042224

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 11,841 Asian students (29.92%) and 8,173 White students (20.65%) at University of California-San Diego(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at University of California-San Diego.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at University of California-San Diego
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native281612
Asian10,6215,4645,157
Black or African American555219336
Hispanic6,9382,9523,986
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander613328
White6,0693,1602,909
Two or More Races1,660785875
Race/Ethnicity Unknown514268246
Total 31,84215,85515,987
Population by Race/Ethnicity at University of California-San Diego
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native21813
Asian1,220640580
Black or African American1436083
Hispanic678327351
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander431
White2,1041,192912
Two or More Races238122116
Race/Ethnicity Unknown271142129
Total 7,7344,4683,266

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 33,269 students whose age under twenty five and 1,990 students whose age is over thirty years old at University of California-San Diego.
Especially, 898 students are younger than eighteen and 6 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at University of California-San Diego.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at University of California-San Diego
TotalMenWomen
Total31,842 15,85515,987
Under 18897 386511
18-1911,803 5,7116,092
20-2113,083 6,2876,796
22-244,369 2,4741,895
25-291,187 693494
30-34310 200110
35-39106 6343
40-4958 3028
50-6427 1116
65 and over2 02
Total 31,842 15,85515,987
Population by Student Age at University of California-San Diego
TotalMenWomen
Total7,734 4,4683,266
Under 181 10
18-191 10
20-21164 7985
22-242,951 1,6931,258
25-293,130 1,8281,302
30-34976 550426
35-39297 191106
40-49158 9761
50-6452 2725
65 and over4 13
Total 7,734 4,4683,266

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At University of California-San Diego, 36,854 students (93.12% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 26,615 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, 20,032 students live in California where University of California-San Diego is located in and 1,586 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total39,57631,8427,734
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes26,61524,9401,675
Enrolled Some in Online Classes10,2396,8653,374
Not Enrolled in Online Classes2,722372,685
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)26,61524,9401,675
California Residents20,03219,498534
Other State in U.S.1,5861,442144
Outside of U.S.4,9724,000972
Unknown25025

Online Enrollment Chart