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NMSU-Dona Ana Demographics & Diversity

Las Cruces, 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 NMSU-Dona Ana are mostly Hispanic with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

New Mexico State University Dona Ana 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 State University Dona Ana students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 2%
Hispanic 74%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 55% more female students than male students enrolled at New Mexico State University Dona Ana with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NMSU-Dona Ana has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for New Mexico State University Dona Ana students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for New Mexico State University Dona Ana students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,608
Women 4,054

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NMSU-Dona Ana serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for New Mexico State University Dona Ana students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,867 per year

67% 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 32%
Part time Undergrads 39.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187620 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico State University Dona Ana.

Last updated February 24, 2024