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NMC Demographics & Diversity

Traverse City, Michigan

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NMC are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwestern Michigan College students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NMC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwestern Michigan College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Northwestern Michigan College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,545
Women 1,733

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NMC serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwestern Michigan College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,998 per year

48% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,278
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.4%
Part time Undergrads 56.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171483 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern Michigan College.