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New Mexico Highlands University Overview

Located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University is a public institution. Las Vegas is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is New Mexico Highlands University Known For?

491 Undergraduate Awards
$17,671 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at New Mexico Highlands University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of the faculty were full-time.

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New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at New Mexico Highlands University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Other Communication Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Geological & Earth Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Physical Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards New Mexico Highlands University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Mental & Social Health Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services College Factual
#1 Best Mental & Social Health Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#38 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#55 Best Health Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#63 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is New Mexico Highlands University?

Location of New Mexico Highlands University

Contact details for New Mexico Highlands University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 803 University Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505-425-7511
Website: www.nmhu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Vegas-NM/New-Mexico-Highlands-University/42432561291
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NMHighlands

How Do I Get Into New Mexico Highlands University?

You can apply to New Mexico Highlands University online at: https://apply.nmhu.edu/apply/

New Mexico Highlands University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford New Mexico Highlands University?

$17,671 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of New Mexico Highlands University is $17,671. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At New Mexico Highlands University, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,158 a year. That adds up to $20,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New Mexico Highlands University is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

New Mexico Highlands University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,183 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,750 undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University, with 1,183 being full-time and 567 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New Mexico Highlands University

There are also 1,037 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,183 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New Mexico Highlands University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Mexico Highlands University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New Mexico Highlands University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 686
White 196
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 162

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at New Mexico Highlands University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at New Mexico Highlands University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Nigeria, and China.

Online Learning at New Mexico Highlands University

1,014 Took All Classes Online
1,623 Took At Least One Class Online
14.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,623 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at New Mexico Highlands University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of New Mexico Highlands University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico Highlands University was 14.4%. This is the #1,100 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at New Mexico Highlands University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of New Mexico Highlands University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 4%
Nursing 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at New Mexico Highlands University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at New Mexico Highlands University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #20
Curriculum & Instruction #51
Special Education #68
Nursing #221
Education #278
Business Administration & Management #336
Health Professions #366
Business, Management & Marketing #418

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Mexico Highlands University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Mental & Social Health Services 0 112 0 155 267
Business Administration & Management 0 68 0 102 170
Nursing 0 68 0 0 68
Student Counseling 0 0 1 57 58
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 29 0 16 45
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 45 0 0 45
Special Education 0 6 11 27 44
General Psychology 0 36 0 6 42
Educational Administration 0 0 18 18 36
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 32 32
General Biology 0 18 0 11 29
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 22 0 0 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 0 0 21
General English Literature 0 5 0 7 12
Public Administration 0 0 0 9 9
Chemistry 0 4 0 4 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 5 0 8
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 0 7
Multilingual Education 0 0 7 0 7
Other Social Sciences 0 7 0 0 7
Information Science 0 3 0 3 6
Music 2 4 0 0 6
Other Communication Technology 0 0 0 5 5
Forestry 0 5 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0 5
Natural Resource Management 0 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0 4
History 0 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0 1
Mathematics 0 1 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 489 42 452 985

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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