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New Mexico Highlands University

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    4 Years

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    Not applicable

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Located in Las Vegas, NM, New Mexico Highlands University is a public university. New Mexico Highlands University was founded in the year 1893. New Mexico Highlands University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Artes, Scientiae, Humanitates and its official colors are purple and white. Out of total 3,765 students enrolled at NMHU, 1,750 belong to undergraduate courses while 1,037 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 289 who teach various courses to the students. Around 63% of the students are females and 37% are males. Notably, New Mexico Highlands University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At NMHU around 58% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 19% are white, and 9% are American Indian or Alaska Native. Moreover, around 58% of the students are 24 and under. In its 127 years of existence, NMHU has produced several known personalities like Eddie Guerrero, Bill Dinwiddie, Lionel Taylor, and Carl Garrett. New Mexico Highlands University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division II – Rocky Mountain. A total of 187 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education).

Location & Contact





University Ave


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The admission to New Mexico Highlands University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at NMHU. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at New Mexico Highlands University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 803 University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701, or call (505) 425-7511.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to NMHU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $22,606. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

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Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Most Popular Majors:

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    122 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    85 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    74 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    46 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    43 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    36 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    29 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    17 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    43 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    36 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    29 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    17 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    16 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    16 Graduates

  • Forestry

    13 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    11 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    9 Graduates

  • History

    8 Graduates

  • Music

    8 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    7 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    7 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    7 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    7 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    5 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    2 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    2 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    1 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    1 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

66% / 34%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


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American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


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Geographic Density



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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$44,722 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,020/year.

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Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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Sports Club


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by NMHU. At NMHU, $8,126 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at NMHU costs around $4,020 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 37% male and 63% female students enrolled at the university.

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After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$10,750 - $17,103

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$112 - $178

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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< $30K


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Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at NMHU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,377, whereas the financial aid is $3,876. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,425 and institutional aid worth $3,876. At NMHU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $4,447,742 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $595,666.

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