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UNM Demographics & Diversity

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at University of New Mexico Main Campus with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UNM has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of New Mexico Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,372
Women 12,767

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UNM serves a very low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 77 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 77%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

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

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.