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UNLV Demographics & Diversity

Las Vegas, Nevada

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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 UNLV are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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 University of Nevada Las Vegas students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 8%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 9%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Nevada Las Vegas with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UNLV has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Nevada Las Vegas students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of Nevada Las Vegas students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,171
Women 17,971

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UNLV serves a very low number of students outside of Nevada, with 84 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Nevada Las Vegas students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 84%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,070 per year

44% 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 25.2%
Part time Undergrads 24.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182281 IPEDS survey data for University of Nevada Las Vegas.