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New Mexico Highlands University

University Ave, Las Vegas, NM

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New Mexico Highlands University, a public institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Las Vegas, NM, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Approximately three thousand students are enrolled per year at NMHU.

Students may select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Security And Protective Services

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be requested for certain programs.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $3,600 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $5,900 for the year. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,900 annually. Some students at NMHU may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The New Mexico Highlands University "Cowboys" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Prospective students may visit the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) website to see a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates New Mexico Highlands University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is about 3,500, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.

$9,000

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $3,400-$4,000
    • Out-of-State: $6,100-$7,303
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $140-$170 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$9,245
Receiving Student Loans41%$4,462
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, New Mexico Highlands University may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of New Mexico Highlands University is close to 18%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years9%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1999)

Intercollegiate Athletics

New Mexico Highlands University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Rodeo
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by New Mexico Highlands University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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