Profile of 2020-21 Student Body

As of the official census date (September 8, 2020), the 2020-21 MHU student body included 1051 students; 949 are traditional students, 71 are AGS undergraduate students, 30 are graduate students, and 1 is a dual-enrolled student.

The Fall 2020 Traditional Student Body:

  • Includes 605 continuing students, 287 new students, 45 transfers, and 11 returning after non-enrollment
  • Includes 468 men (49.3%) and 481 (50.7%) women
  • We are a diverse community: 21% Black or African-American, 5% Hispanic, 2 % Asian, 1% American Indian, and 4% two or more races.
  • 68% are from North Carolina, 28% are from 29 other states, and 4% are from 15 other countries: Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.
  • 24% hail from Madison, Buncombe, or Yancey counties
  • 42% are first-generation college students
  • 99% receive financial aid
  • 49% are participating in athletics
  • The average total SAT score for new students is 1010 (based on the 2016 SAT scale)
  • The average high school GPA for new students is 3.4