Average Community College Minority Breakdown

  • The national average community college minority percentage is approximately 46% (2018-19).
  • For public community colleges, the average minority percentage is approximately 47%. For private community colleges, the average minority is approximately 35%.
  • The state with the highest percentage of minority students is Puerto Rico, with 100% minority students.

Average Community College Minority Breakdown (2018-19)

  • State
    % Minority
    Ethnicity Breakdown
  • Alaska 63%
    Hispanic (30%)
    Unknown (13%)
    American Indian (6%)
    Two or more races (4%)
    Black (4%)
    Hawaiian (3%)
    Asian (3%)
    White (37%)
  • Alabama 39%
    Black (24%)
    Unknown (10%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (61%)
  • Arkansas 31%
    Black (19%)
    Hispanic (6%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (69%)
  • Arizona 48%
    Hispanic (27%)
    Black (6%)
    Unknown (5%)
    American Indian (4%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (52%)
  • California 68%
    Hispanic (37%)
    Asian (13%)
    Black (7%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    White (32%)
  • Colorado 36%
    Hispanic (17%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Black (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (64%)
  • Connecticut 47%
    Hispanic (16%)
    Black (13%)
    Unknown (12%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (53%)
  • Delaware 35%
    Black (17%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Asian (4%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (65%)
  • Florida 31%
    Hispanic (24%)
    Black (17%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    White (69%)
  • Georgia 52%
    Black (33%)
    Unknown (9%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (48%)
  • Guam 97%
    Asian (53%)
    Hawaiian (41%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Hispanic (1%)
    White (3%)
  • Hawaii 87%
    Asian (37%)
    Two or more races (27%)
    Hispanic (9%)
    Hawaiian (7%)
    Non Resident (3%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Black (1%)
    White (13%)
  • Iowa 31%
    Unknown (11%)
    Black (10%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (69%)
  • Idaho 19%
    Hispanic (8%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (81%)
  • Illinois 40%
    Hispanic (16%)
    Black (14%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Asian (4%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (60%)
  • Indiana 53%
    Unknown (44%)
    Black (6%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (47%)
  • Kansas 28%
    Hispanic (9%)
    Black (8%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (72%)
  • Kentucky 16%
    Black (8%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (84%)
  • Louisiana 55%
    Black (35%)
    Unknown (9%)
    Hispanic (6%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (45%)
  • Massachusetts 39%
    Hispanic (12%)
    Black (12%)
    Unknown (7%)
    Asian (5%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (61%)
  • Maryland 48%
    Black (27%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Asian (6%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    White (52%)
  • Maine 14%
    Unknown (5%)
    Black (3%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (86%)
  • Michigan 31%
    Black (14%)
    Unknown (8%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (69%)
  • Minnesota 27%
    Black (9%)
    Asian (5%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (73%)
  • Missouri 33%
    Unknown (19%)
    Black (9%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (67%)
  • Mississippi 42%
    Black (36%)
    Unknown (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hispanic (1%)
    White (58%)
  • Montana 32%
    Unknown (23%)
    American Indian (3%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Black (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (68%)
  • North Carolina 38%
    Black (21%)
    Unknown (6%)
    Hispanic (6%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (62%)
  • North Dakota 20%
    Unknown (11%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    American Indian (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (80%)
  • Nebraska 19%
    Hispanic (7%)
    Black (6%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Asian (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (81%)
  • New Hampshire 17%
    Unknown (9%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (83%)
  • New Jersey 52%
    Hispanic (19%)
    Black (14%)
    Unknown (9%)
    Asian (5%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (48%)
  • New Mexico 65%
    Hispanic (44%)
    American Indian (10%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Black (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (35%)
  • Nevada 53%
    Hispanic (24%)
    Black (8%)
    Asian (8%)
    Unknown (7%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (47%)
  • New York 51%
    Hispanic (19%)
    Black (17%)
    Asian (6%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Non Resident (4%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (49%)
  • Ohio 27%
    Black (12%)
    Unknown (10%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Asian (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (73%)
  • Oklahoma 39%
    American Indian (10%)
    Black (9%)
    Hispanic (6%)
    Two or more races (5%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    White (61%)
  • Oregon 34%
    Unknown (13%)
    Hispanic (10%)
    Asian (4%)
    Two or more races (3%)
    Black (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (66%)
  • Pennsylvania 37%
    Black (14%)
    Unknown (10%)
    Hispanic (7%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    White (63%)
  • Puerto Rico 100%
    Hispanic (99%)
    Unknown (1%)
  • Rhode Island 28%
    Hispanic (11%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Black (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    White (72%)
  • South Carolina 38%
    Black (27%)
    Unknown (4%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (62%)
  • South Dakota 16%
    Unknown (5%)
    American Indian (3%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (84%)
  • Tennessee 26%
    Black (17%)
    Hispanic (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    White (74%)
  • Texas 61%
    Hispanic (37%)
    Black (13%)
    Asian (4%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    White (39%)
  • Utah 21%
    Hispanic (7%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (79%)
  • Virginia 43%
    Black (22%)
    Hispanic (8%)
    Asian (6%)
    Unknown (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (57%)
  • Vermont 22%
    Unknown (12%)
    American Indian (2%)
    Black (2%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Asian (2%)
    Non Resident (1%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    White (78%)
  • Washington 41%
    Hispanic (10%)
    Unknown (7%)
    Asian (7%)
    Non Resident (6%)
    Two or more races (5%)
    Black (4%)
    American Indian (1%)
    Hawaiian (1%)
    White (59%)
  • Wisconsin 23%
    Black (7%)
    Unknown (5%)
    Hispanic (5%)
    Asian (3%)
    Two or more races (2%)
    American Indian (1%)
    White (77%)
  • West Virginia 13%
    Black (7%)
    Hispanic (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (87%)
  • Wyoming 16%
    Hispanic (7%)
    American Indian (2%)
    Unknown (2%)
    Non Resident (2%)
    Two or more races (1%)
    Black (1%)
    Asian (1%)
    White (84%)
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The state with the lowest percentage of minority students is West Virginia, with an average minority pecentage of 13%. The state with the highest percentage of minority students is Puerto Rico, with an average minority percentage of 100%.