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Las Cruces, New Mexico

NMSU-Dona Ana Demographics & Diversity

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at New Mexico State University Dona Ana with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% 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 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for New Mexico State University Dona Ana students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,292
Women 4,584

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NMSU-Dona Ana 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 New Mexico State University Dona Ana students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,867 per year

72% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,876
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.