New Mexico Highlands University

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Box 9000

Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 425-7511
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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New Mexico Highlands University is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,416, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 20 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,000 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $6,383 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The university continues the traditional role of an institution of higher learning in the liberal arts and sciences; it also offers comprehensive programs in business, teacher education, engineering, and social work. The university is committed to excellence in the transmission, discovery, preservation, and application of knowledge itself to maintain a progressive, forward-looking posture responsive to the changing social environment, as to shape the direction the institution will take with respect to anticipated demands and approaching opportunities.
As part of its mission to serve the individual student through personal attention, Highlands maintains an open enrollment, small classes, and low tuition. It is known nationwide for its research activities, student and faculty achievement, and opportunities for students to combine study with real-world experience. In addition, the required freshman seminar addresses retention by orienting new students to college life and university resources to ensure their success through graduation.
NMHU students and faculty alike consistently receive national and international recognition for many of their achievements, and have opportunities to network with other researchers and professionals in their areas of interest.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NMHU also has specialty accreditations. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
NMHU is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, NCAA Division II and fields eleven teams - five men's and six women's. They include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, women's track, volleyball and wrestling.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $2,454,771


When applying to New Mexico Highlands University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at New Mexico Highlands University is $15. It has an an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at New Mexico Highlands University is 14:1, and the school has 66.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New Mexico Highlands University include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 49.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 25%
Health Professions and Related Programs 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Social Sciences 5%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3%

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Student Life

New Mexico Highlands University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,416, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. New Mexico Highlands University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,738
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

New Mexico Highlands University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. New Mexico Highlands University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at New Mexico Highlands University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $4,000 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $6,383 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,720 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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