Average Community College Minority Breakdown

The national average community college minority percentage is approximately 56% (2021-22).
For public community colleges, the average minority percentage is approximately 55%. For private community colleges, the average minority is approximately 62%.
The state with the highest percentage of minority students is Puerto Rico, with 100% minority students.
Minority Range: 17% 100% Avg. Minority: 47%

Average Community College Minority Breakdown (2021-22)

  • State
    % Minority
    Ethnicity Breakdown
  • Alaska 82%
    American Indian (64%)
    Asian (6%)
    Hawaiian (4%)
    Black (3%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    White (18%)
  • Alabama 39%
    Black (26%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (61%)
  • Arkansas 35%
    Black (17%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Unknown (1%)
    White (65%)
  • Arizona 57%
    Hispanic (32%)
    Black (6%)
    Unknown (6%)
    American Indian (4%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    White (43%)
  • California 75%
    Hispanic (43%)
    Asian (12%)
    Black (7%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Unknown (4%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (25%)
  • Colorado 43%
    Hispanic (21%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Black (5%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Asian (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (57%)
  • Connecticut 53%
    Hispanic (23%)
    Black (17%)
    Asian (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Unknown (3%)
    White (47%)
  • Delaware 43%
    Black (21%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Unknown (2%)
    White (57%)
  • Florida 61%
    Hispanic (28%)
    Black (19%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    White (39%)
  • Georgia 58%
    Black (35%)
    Unknown (9%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (42%)
  • Guam 98%
    Hawaiian (52%)
    Asian (42%)
    Hispanic (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Unknown (1%)
    White (2%)
  • Hawaii 91%
    Asian (26%)
    Two or more races (24%)
    Non Resident (24%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Hawaiian (4%)
    Unknown (2%)
    Black (1%)
    White (9%)
  • Iowa 28%
    Unknown (8%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Black (7%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (72%)
  • Idaho 37%
    Unknown (18%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (63%)
  • Illinois 52%
    Hispanic (24%)
    Black (13%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Asian (5%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (48%)
  • Indiana 61%
    Unknown (49%)
    Black (6%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Asian (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (39%)
  • Kansas 36%
    Hispanic (12%)
    Black (9%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (64%)
  • Kentucky 23%
    Black (9%)
    Hispanic (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (77%)
  • Louisiana 61%
    Black (38%)
    Unknown (11%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (39%)
  • Massachusetts 51%
    Hispanic (18%)
    Black (15%)
    Unknown (9%)
    Asian (5%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (49%)
  • Maryland 58%
    Black (31%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Asian (6%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Unknown (3%)
    White (42%)
  • Maine 25%
    Unknown (14%)
    Black (4%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (75%)
  • Michigan 34%
    Black (15%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (66%)
  • Minnesota 37%
    Black (11%)
    Asian (6%)
    Hispanic (6%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (63%)
  • Missouri 42%
    Unknown (20%)
    Black (10%)
    Hispanic (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    White (58%)
  • Mississippi 48%
    Black (39%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    Unknown (1%)
    White (52%)
  • Montana 38%
    Unknown (26%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    American Indian (2%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    Black (1%)
    White (62%)
  • North Carolina 45%
    Black (22%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (55%)
  • North Dakota 27%
    Unknown (11%)
    Black (5%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (73%)
  • Nebraska 31%
    Hispanic (12%)
    Black (6%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (69%)
  • New Hampshire 26%
    Unknown (14%)
    Hispanic (4%)
    Asian (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Hawaiian (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (74%)
  • New Jersey 58%
    Hispanic (23%)
    Black (15%)
    Unknown (10%)
    Asian (6%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (42%)
  • New Mexico 70%
    Hispanic (47%)
    American Indian (10%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Black (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (30%)
  • Nevada 62%
    Hispanic (27%)
    Black (9%)
    Asian (8%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Two or more races (5%)
    Non Resident (5%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (38%)
  • New York 59%
    Hispanic (23%)
    Black (19%)
    Asian (7%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (41%)
  • Ohio 34%
    Black (14%)
    Unknown (8%)
    Hispanic (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    White (66%)
  • Oklahoma 50%
    American Indian (9%)
    Two or more races (9%)
    Non Resident (9%)
    Hispanic (8%)
    Black (8%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Asian (2%)
    White (50%)
  • Oregon 46%
    Unknown (17%)
    Hispanic (13%)
    Asian (5%)
    Black (4%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (54%)
  • Pennsylvania 44%
    Black (16%)
    Unknown (11%)
    Hispanic (9%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (56%)
  • Puerto Rico 100%
    Hispanic (98%)
    Unknown (2%)
  • Rhode Island 50%
    Hispanic (21%)
    Black (8%)
    Unknown (7%)
    Two or more races (5%)
    Non Resident (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (50%)
  • South Carolina 48%
    Black (27%)
    Unknown (7%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (52%)
  • South Dakota 23%
    Black (7%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Unknown (4%)
    American Indian (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (77%)
  • Tennessee 31%
    Black (17%)
    Hispanic (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    White (69%)
  • Texas 68%
    Hispanic (42%)
    Black (13%)
    Asian (5%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (32%)
  • Utah 25%
    Hispanic (11%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (75%)
  • Virginia 50%
    Black (22%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Asian (6%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Unknown (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (50%)
  • Vermont 23%
    Unknown (7%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Black (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (77%)
  • Washington 53%
    Hispanic (13%)
    Unknown (12%)
    Asian (7%)
    Two or more races (7%)
    Non Resident (7%)
    Black (5%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (47%)
  • Wisconsin 32%
    Black (9%)
    Unknown (8%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (68%)
  • West Virginia 17%
    Black (6%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (83%)
  • Wyoming 21%
    Hispanic (9%)
    Unknown (4%)
    American Indian (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    Black (1%)
    White (79%)
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