Multiple Race Category

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Multiple Race Category is a derived value based on the CSU application question "What is your race?"

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Filter / Group Breakdown Location:
Data Custodian
Enrollment Management
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PSXLATITEM
Source Field Name:XLATLONGNAME
Census Process:Yes
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Ethnicity"
Column Heading:"Multiple Race Category"

The student may decline to state any race or may select one and only one race category from each of five race category lists:

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native American or Other Pacific Islander
  • Southwest Asian north African


Examples of Multiple Race Category values include:

  • 00-Declined
  • 01-White Only
  • 02-Black Only
  • 03-American Indian Only
  • 04-Asian Only
  • 05-Pacific Islander Only
  • 06-White and Black
  • 07-White and AmInd
  • 08-White and Asian
  • 09-White and PacIs
  • 10-Black and AmInd
  • 11-Black and Asian
  • 12-Black and PacIs
  • 13-AmInd and Asian
  • 14-AmInd and PacIs
  • 15-Asian and PacIs
  • 16-White/Black/AmInd
  • 17-White/Black/Asian
  • 18-White/Black/PacIs
  • 19-White/AmInd/Asian
  • 20-White/AmInd/PacIs
  • 21-White/Asian/PacIs
  • 22-Black/AmInd/Asian
  • 23-Black/AmInd/PacIs
  • 24-Black/Asian/PacIs
  • 25-AmInd/Asian/PacIs
  • 26-White/Black/AmInd/Asian
  • 27-White/Black/AmInd/PacIs
  • 28-White/Black/Asian/PacIs
  • 29-White/AmInd/Asian/PacIs
  • 30-Black/AmInd/Asian/PacIs
  • 31-White/Black/AmIn/Asia/PacIs
  • N/A

See Also

Definition Source

"Derived value from CSUMentor based on the "What is your race?" question. The student may decline to state any race or may select one and only one race category from each of the five race category lists provided by CSUMentor: White(4 choices), Black or African American(4 choices), American Indian or Alaska Native(33 choices), Asian(25 choices) or Native American or Other Pacific Islander(24 choices) or Southwest Asian North African (34 choices). Southwest Asian North African (Race Code 6) rolls up in to White. Race Code 1 and Race Code 6 (non-blank code in one or both) rollup into Multiple Race Category = 1 (WhiteOnly) if Race Codes 2 through 5 = Blank. Southwest Asian North African (Race Code 6) plus any RACE Code 2 through 5 reports as White plus other race(s)."[1]


  1. CSU. Enrollment Reporting System Data Dictionary. Retrieved from: (Requires login).