Silver City, New Mexico

Western New Mexico University Demographics & Diversity

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 Western New Mexico University are mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has high racial diversity. 71% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Western New Mexico University 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 Western New Mexico University students
Race Percent of Students
White 29%
Black 7%
Hispanic 51%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 6%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 109% more female students than male students enrolled at Western New Mexico University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Western New Mexico University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Western New Mexico University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Western New Mexico University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,050
Women 2,198

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Western New Mexico University serves a low number of students outside of New Mexico, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Western New Mexico University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 29%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$39,573 per year

70% 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 33.8%
Part time Undergrads 26.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188304 IPEDS survey data for Western New Mexico University.