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MDC Demographics & Diversity

Miami, Florida

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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 MDC are primarily Hispanic with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 94% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Miami Dade College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Miami Dade College students
Race Percent of Students
White 6%
Black 15%
Hispanic 69%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 6%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at Miami Dade College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MDC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Miami Dade College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Miami Dade College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 23,410
Women 31,563

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MDC serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Miami Dade College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,446 per year

71% 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 32.2%
Part time Undergrads 58.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=135717 IPEDS survey data for Miami Dade College.