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Mars Hill University Demographics & Diversity

Mars Hill, North Carolina

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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 Mars Hill University are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mars Hill University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 22%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 3% more female students than male students enrolled at Mars Hill University with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mars Hill University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Mars Hill University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Mars Hill University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 528
Women 545

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Mars Hill University serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 51 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mars Hill University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 51%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,558 per year

69% 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 14.7%
Part time Undergrads 5.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198899 IPEDS survey data for Mars Hill University.