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BMCC Demographics & Diversity

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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 BMCC are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 91% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community 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 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 9%
Black 27%
Hispanic 44%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 6%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BMCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,233
Women 15,273

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,561 per year

78% 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 25.7%
Part time Undergrads 32%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190521 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College.