Profile of 2015-16 Student Body

As of the official census date (October 1st), the 2016-17 MHU student body included 1379 students; 1163 are Traditional, 193 are AGS undergrads, 4 are AGS graduate students, and 19 are ISEP/dual enrolled..

The 2016 Traditional Student Body:

  • Includes 680 continuing students, 394 new students, 80 transfers, and 9 returning after non-enrollment
  • Includes 579 men (50%) and 584 (50%) women
  • 36% are students of color (22% African-American, 5.5% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1.5% American Indian, 2% two or more races, and 3% unknown)
  • 69% are from North Carolina, 27% are from 29 other states, and 4% are from 19 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Curacao, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
  • 17% hail from Madison, Buncombe, or Yancey counties
  • 51% are first-generation college students (4% are unknown)
  • Between 95% and 98% receive financial aid
  • 39% are participating in athletics
  • The average total SAT score (including ACT scores that have been converted to SAT scores) is 962
  • The average HS GPA is 3.41

Information from Institutional Research, 11/20/16