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 NMSU-Grants are predominantly American Indian/Alaskan with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high 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 Grants 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 Grants students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 1%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 37%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 9%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 120% more female students than male students enrolled at New Mexico State University Grants with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NMSU-Grants has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for New Mexico State University Grants students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for New Mexico State University Grants students
Gender Number of Students
Men 311
Women 685

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NMSU-Grants serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for New Mexico State University Grants students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,867 per year

84% 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 39%
Part time Undergrads 47.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188021 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico State University Grants.