Mars Hill University Demographics & Diversity

Mars Hill, North Carolina

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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 17% more female students than male students enrolled at Mars Hill University with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mars Hill University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Mars Hill University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Mars Hill University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 531
Women 623

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mars Hill University serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 65 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mars Hill University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 65%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 16%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,558 per year

60% 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.