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MHC Demographics & Diversity

South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at MHC are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mount Holyoke College students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 26%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Mount Holyoke College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College with a gender ratio of 99.02% women to 0.98% men.  Though it is a women's college, 0.98% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MHC has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mount Holyoke College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 0.98%
Women 99.02%
Enrollment by gender for Mount Holyoke College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 20
Women 2,020

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

MHC serves a high number of out-of-state students with 84% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mount Holyoke College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 16%
Out of State 64%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,267 per year

17% 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 5.3%
Part time Undergrads 0.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166939 IPEDS survey data for Mount Holyoke College.