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 UNM are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of New Mexico Main Campus 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 University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 2%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 6%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at University of New Mexico Main Campus with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UNM has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,708
Women 13,611

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UNM serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,538 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
24,319
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 25.1%
Part time Undergrads 20.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187985 IPEDS survey data for University of New Mexico Main Campus.

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