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Diversity enriches our lives. Whether it is diversity of thought, diversity of activities or diversity of people—our lives are enriched as we learn about, experience and discover the world and its diversity.

FPU

FPU's student body reflects the diversity of the community in which we live with many faith backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. Students, faculty and staff who have lived throughout the world each bring a unique perspective to the campus, and everyone is given the opportunity to expand their worldview.

Fall 2014 
Traditional undergraduate enrollment 1,225
  
Percent of undergraduate enrollment by gender  
    Men37%
    Women63%
  
Percent of undergraduate enrollment by race/ethnicity  
    American Indian or Alaskan Native0.73%
    Asian3.27%
    Black or African-American4.16%
    Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.57%
    Hispanic or Latino36.49%
    Non-resident alien4.16%
    White38.86%
    Two or more races2.20%
    Race-ethnicity unknown9.55%

Our campus environment is one of inclusion, and diversity is welcomed as we strive to create a culture of preparation and success for all students. As a final celebration for our graduates, we invite them to wear ethnic sashes during graduation.

Fresno County

With over 70 distinct ethnic groups, Fresno County is considered one of the largest, fastest growing and most diverse counties in California. Beginning with farmers who came from all over the world to reap the benefits of good soil, this area has always had a generous mixture of people and cultures. Diversity is and has been one of the hallmarks of Fresno County.

2012 
Total population 947,895
   Male49.9%
   Female50.1%
  
   American Indian / Alaskan Native3.0%
   Asian10.4%
   Black or African American5.9%
   Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.3%
   Hispanic or Latino51.2%
   White31.9%
   Two or more races2.9%

Source:  United States Census Bureau