Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 63% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Arizona University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NAU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Arizona University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Arizona University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,812
Women 19,254

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

NAU serves a low number of students outside of Arizona, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Arizona University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,985 per year

35% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
31,066
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.