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 NSC are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 59% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Nevada State College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Nevada State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 41%
Black 10%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 217% more female students than male students enrolled at Nevada State College with a gender ratio of 76% women to 24% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NSC has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Nevada State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 24%
Women 76%
Enrollment by gender for Nevada State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,181
Women 3,749

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NSC serves a very low number of students outside of Nevada, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Nevada State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,050 per year

46% 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 55.4%
Part time Undergrads 58.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441900 IPEDS survey data for Nevada State College.