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Northern New Mexico College Demographics & Diversity

Espanola, 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 Northern New Mexico College are primarily Hispanic with a smaller American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has medium racial diversity. 90% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Northern New Mexico College 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 Northern New Mexico College students
Race Percent of Students
White 10%
Black 4%
Hispanic 68%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 11%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern New Mexico College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northern New Mexico College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern New Mexico College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Northern New Mexico College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 482
Women 672

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Northern New Mexico College serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern New Mexico College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,101 per year

68% 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 51.5%
Part time Undergrads 33.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188058 IPEDS survey data for Northern New Mexico College.