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NAU Demographics & Diversity

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NAU are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northern Arizona University students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 3%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 76% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Arizona University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NAU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Arizona University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Arizona University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,412
Women 18,299

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

NAU serves a low number of students outside of Arizona, with 68 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Arizona University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 68%
Out of State 32%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,985 per year

33% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.6%
Part time Undergrads 18.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105330 IPEDS survey data for Northern Arizona University.