Central New Mexico Community College

CNM Demographics & Diversity Report

Is CNM really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at CNM. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

CNM Student Population

23,096 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Central New Mexico Community College?

CNM total enrollment is approximately 23,096 students.

CNM Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CNM undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CNM Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 3,438
White 1,521
Unknown 258
Multi-Ethnic 189
Black or African American 145
Asian 144
International 31
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 16

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

CNM achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,267 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1267 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  63.96 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does CNM Diversity Compare to National Averages?


CNM overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

CNM is ranked 956 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  956 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  74.80 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

CNM Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 12,338
White 6,176
Unknown 1,286
Multi-Ethnic 633
Black or African American 608
Asian 530
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 60
International 43

Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

CNM ranks 1,523 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1523 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  59.83 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 13,640 female students and 9,456 male students at CNM.

International Students at CNM

Students from 10 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Vietnam, Nepal, and Kenya.

Learn more about international students at CNM.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
32.78% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  93.77 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CNM, 32.78% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 4,668
35 and over 4,126
25-29 3,421
20-21 3,344
22-24 3,237
30-34 2,173
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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