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 CNM are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 71% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Central New Mexico Community 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.

Racial demographics of Central New Mexico Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 29%
Black 3%
Hispanic 50%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 7%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Central New Mexico Community College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CNM has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Central New Mexico Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Central New Mexico Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,840
Women 13,713

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CNM serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Central New Mexico Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 12%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,943 per year

60% 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 43.7%
Part time Undergrads 65%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187532 IPEDS survey data for Central New Mexico Community College.