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UMES Demographics & Diversity

Princess Anne, Maryland

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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 UMES are mostly Black with a small White population. The school has low racial diversity. 90% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Race Percent of Students
White 10%
Black 75%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 31% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UMES has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,092
Women 1,426

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UMES serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,039 per year

62% 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 74.7%
Part time Undergrads 7.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163338 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Eastern Shore.