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Mesalands Community College Demographics & Diversity

Tucumcari, New Mexico

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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 Mesalands Community College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 61% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Mesalands 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 Mesalands Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 39%
Black 2%
Hispanic 39%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 4%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 15%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 77% more male students than female students enrolled at Mesalands Community College with a gender ratio of 64% men to 36% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mesalands Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Mesalands Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 64%
Women 36%
Enrollment by gender for Mesalands Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 682
Women 386

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mesalands Community College serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mesalands Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$35,911 per year

77% 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 46.4%
Part time Undergrads 62%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188261 IPEDS survey data for Mesalands Community College.