Western New Mexico University Overview
Western New Mexico University is a public institution located in Silver City, New Mexico. The surrounding location of Silver City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Western New Mexico University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Western New Mexico University.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 43% of the faculty were full-time.
Western New Mexico University Rankings
Western New Mexico University is ranked #1,580 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #8 out of 11 schools in New Mexico.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Western New Mexico University has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Western New Mexico University
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,149|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,181|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||1,247|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||1,340|
Where Is Western New Mexico University?
Contact details for Western New Mexico University are given below.
|Address:||1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061|
How Do I Get Into Western New Mexico University?
You can apply to Western New Mexico University online at: www.wnmu.edu/applynow/
Can I Afford Western New Mexico University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Western New Mexico University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,552 a year. That adds up to $26,208 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Western New Mexico University is 17.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Western New Mexico University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 921 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,266 full-time undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western New Mexico University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||97|
|Hispanic or Latino||643|
New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at Western New Mexico University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 19 countries are represented at Western New Mexico University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, United Kingdom, and France.
Online Learning at Western New Mexico University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Western New Mexico University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th 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 Western New Mexico University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western New Mexico University was 8.2%. This is the #1,438 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Western New Mexico University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Western New Mexico University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Western New Mexico 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 Western New Mexico University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General English Literature||#29|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#33|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#63|
|English Language & Literature||#66|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#125|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#131|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#166|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#236|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#268|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#280|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#280|
|Business Administration & Management||#489|
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%.
Western New Mexico University Majors
In 2017-2018, Western New Mexico University awarded 718 undergraduate degrees and 460 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.