2021 Student Population

A total of 19,161 students have enrolled at University of California-Santa Cruz - 17,207 undergraduate and 1,954 graduate.
By gender, 10,132 male and 9,029 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 18,410 full-time students and 751 part-time students.
The number of students at University of California-Santa Cruz is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Central Florida and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, its population is very small (average population is 44,695).
University of California-Santa Cruz offers online degree/certificate programs and 16,945 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 10,132 male and 9,029 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 1.12 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
Total17,20716,521686
Men9,0918,695396
Women8,1167,826290
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total1,9541,88965
Men1,0411,01229
Women91387736

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 5,958 White students (31.09%) and 4,932 Hispanic students (25.74%) at University of California-Santa Cruz(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at University of California-Santa Cruz.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at University of California-Santa Cruz
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native1688
Asian3,9622,3471,615
Black or African American329164165
Hispanic4,6772,0442,633
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander19910
White5,1812,7472,434
Two or More Races1,417728689
Race/Ethnicity Unknown293154139
Total 17,2079,0918,116
Population by Race/Ethnicity at University of California-Santa Cruz
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native220
Asian1739776
Black or African American401822
Hispanic255133122
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White777398379
Two or More Races963759
Race/Ethnicity Unknown775324
Total 1,9541,041913

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 16,793 students whose age under twenty five and 957 students whose age is over thirty years old at University of California-Santa Cruz.
Especially, 557 students are younger than eighteen and 7 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at University of California-Santa Cruz.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at University of California-Santa Cruz
TotalMenWomen
Total17,207 9,0918,116
Under 18557 266291
18-196,911 3,5083,403
20-216,551 3,4143,137
22-242,305 1,381924
25-29613 380233
30-34157 8671
35-3958 3424
40-4936 1620
50-6415 411
65 and over4 22
Total 17,207 9,0918,116
Population by Student Age at University of California-Santa Cruz
TotalMenWomen
Total1,954 1,041913
20-2131 1714
22-24438 238200
25-29798 422376
30-34427 225202
35-39154 8470
40-4973 3538
50-6430 1713
65 and over3 30
Total 1,954 1,041913

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At University of California-Santa Cruz, 18,592 students (97.03% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 16,945 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, 14,916 students live in California where University of California-Santa Cruz is located in and 485 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total19,16117,2071,954
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes16,94516,338607
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,647856791
Not Enrolled in Online Classes56913556
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)16,94516,338607
California Residents14,91614,748168
Other State in U.S.48546421
Outside of U.S.1,1231,1230
Unknown4213418

Online Enrollment Chart