Western New Mexico University is a public institution located in Silver City, NM and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately 3,500 students are enrolled annually at Western New Mexico University.
Areas of study offered at Western New Mexico University include:
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Security And Protective Services
- Engineering Technology
- Health And Clinical Professions
The school maintains an open enrollment policy, admitting any students that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and admissions essays may be needed for certain programs. Detailed information on admissions can be found by calling WNMU or by completing the form on this page.
Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $4,400 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 for the year. Housing is available for students, which costs about $4,900 each year. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Western New Mexico University "Mustangs" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
- Softball (NCAA Division II)
For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at wnmu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Western New Mexico University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Western New Mexico University is about 3,400, with undergraduate students making up about 74% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State: $3,700-$4,500
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,680
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $200-$230 per credit unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$7,043|
|Receiving Student Loans||48%||$5,614|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Western New Mexico University may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Western New Mexico University has an overall graduation rate which is around 17%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Western New Mexico 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:
- Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
- Football (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 Western New Mexico 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Western New Mexico University.
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM (120 miles away)
- New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM (262 miles away)
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