Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the BMCC diversity report below.

BMCC Student Population

25,500 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Borough of Manhattan Community College?

BMCC total enrollment is approximately 25,500 students.

BMCC Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

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


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BMCC Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 8,201
Black or African American 4,505
Asian 2,027
White 1,386
International 1,189
Multi-Ethnic 373
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 28
Unknown 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BMCC achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #918 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  918 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  73.90 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does BMCC Diversity Compare to National Averages?


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

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BMCC is ranked 528 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  528 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  86.09 out of 100
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High racial/ethnic diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

BMCC Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 11,126
Black or African American 6,706
Asian 2,949
White 2,499
International 1,577
Multi-Ethnic 522
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 39
Unknown 0

Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

BMCC ranks 1,206 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1206 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  68.20 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 14,611 female students and 10,889 male students at BMCC.

Learn more about international students at BMCC.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
50.77% 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  80.48 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BMCC, 50.77% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 6,870
18-19 6,804
22-24 5,033
25-29 3,881
35 and over 1,925
30-34 1,683
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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