Profile of 2015-16 Student Body

As of the opening day of the fall semester, the 2015-16 MHU student body included 1410 students; 1191 are Traditional, 186 are AGS undergrads, 15 are AGS graduate students, and 18 are ISEP/dual enrolled.

The 2015 Traditional Student Body:

  • Includes 737 continuing students, 385 new students, 54 transfers, and 15 returning after non-enrollment
  • Includes 628 men (53%) and 563 (47%) women
  • 33% are students of color (24% African-American, 3% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 2% American Indian, 1% two or more races, and 2% unknown)
  • 67% are from North Carolina, 29% are from 29 other states, and 4% are from 19 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Curacao, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey
  • 15% hail from Madison, Buncombe, or Yancey counties
  • 47% are first-generation college students (5% are unknown)
  • Between 95% and 98% receive financial aid
  • 38% are participating in athletics
  • The average total SAT score (including ACT scores that have been converted to SAT scores) is 950
  • The average HS GPA is 3.25

Information from Institutional Research, 10/22/15