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 NEC are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 47% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of New England College students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 25%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at New England College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NEC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for New England College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for New England College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,186
Women 1,335

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

NEC serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 79% of the student body residing outside of New Hampshire or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for New England College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 78%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$73,541 per year

55% 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 42.6%
Part time Undergrads 1.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182980 IPEDS survey data for New England College.