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UMES Demographics & Diversity

Princess Anne, Maryland

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

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
Medium

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UMES has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,123
Women 1,523

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

UMES serves a low number of students outside of Maryland, with 71 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 71%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,039 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,646
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.