A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NEiA are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are more students than students enrolled at The New England Institute of Art with a gender ratio of . Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NEiA has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of females.
58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||24.8%|
|Part time Undergrads||11.5%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167321 IPEDS survey data for The New England Institute of Art.