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MCAD Demographics & Diversity

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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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 MCAD are mainly White with a small Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Minneapolis College of Art and Design students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 4%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 16%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 130% more female students than male students enrolled at Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MCAD has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Minneapolis College of Art and Design students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for Minneapolis College of Art and Design students
Gender Number of Students
Men 235
Women 540

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

MCAD serves a low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Minneapolis College of Art and Design students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,094 per year

35% 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 10.3%
Part time Undergrads 2.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174127 IPEDS survey data for Minneapolis College of Art and Design.