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NNU Demographics & Diversity

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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 NNU are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 25% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwest Nazarene University students
Race Percent of Students
White 75%
Black 2%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 6%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 59% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwest Nazarene University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NNU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwest Nazarene University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Northwest Nazarene University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 851
Women 1,350

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

NNU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 52% of the student body residing outside of Idaho or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwest Nazarene University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 47%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,470 per year

36% 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 28.7%
Part time Undergrads 9.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142461 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Nazarene University.