Southern New Hampshire University Demographics & Diversity

Manchester, New Hampshire

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 Southern New Hampshire University are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern New Hampshire University students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 11%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 34%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 83% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern New Hampshire University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern New Hampshire University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Southern New Hampshire University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 36,727
Women 67,341

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Southern New Hampshire University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 91% of the student body residing outside of New Hampshire or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern New Hampshire University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 9%
Out of State 89%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,986 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 73.2%
Part time Undergrads 52.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183026 IPEDS survey data for Southern New Hampshire University.

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