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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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 122% more female students than male students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% 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 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for New Mexico Highlands University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 821
Women 1,824

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico Highlands University serves a low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for New Mexico Highlands University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,721 per year

62% 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.