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New Mexico Highlands University Demographics & Diversity

Las Vegas, New Mexico

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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 New Mexico Highlands University are mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has high racial diversity. 79% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

New Mexico Highlands University 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 New Mexico Highlands University students
Race Percent of Students
White 21%
Black 6%
Hispanic 56%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 8%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 94% more female students than male students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, New Mexico Highlands University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for New Mexico Highlands University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for New Mexico Highlands University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,033
Women 2,004

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

New Mexico Highlands University serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for New Mexico Highlands University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,721 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 44.5%
Part time Undergrads 30.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187897 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico Highlands University.