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Located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University is a public institution. Las Vegas is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

80 Undergraduate Degrees
187 Graduate Degrees
$17,671 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at New Mexico Highlands University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New Mexico Highlands University?

Location of New Mexico Highlands University

Contact details for New Mexico Highlands University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 803 University Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505-425-7511
Website: www.nmhu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Vegas-NM/New-Mexico-Highlands-University/42432561291
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NMHighlands

How Do I Get Into New Mexico Highlands University?

You can apply to New Mexico Highlands University online at: https://apply.nmhu.edu/apply/

New Mexico Highlands University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford New Mexico Highlands University?

$17,671 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of New Mexico Highlands University is $17,671. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At New Mexico Highlands University, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,158 a year. That adds up to $20,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New Mexico Highlands University is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

New Mexico Highlands University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,183 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,750 undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University, with 1,183 being full-time and 567 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New Mexico Highlands University

There are also 1,037 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,183 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New Mexico Highlands University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Mexico Highlands University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New Mexico Highlands University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 686
White 196
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 162

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at New Mexico Highlands University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at New Mexico Highlands University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Nigeria, and China.

Online Learning at New Mexico Highlands University

1,014 Took All Classes Online
1,623 Took At Least One Class Online
14.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,623 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at New Mexico Highlands University has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of New Mexico Highlands University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico Highlands University was 14.4%. This is the #757 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at New Mexico Highlands University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at New Mexico Highlands 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 New Mexico Highlands University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #20
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #20
General Special Education #46
Curriculum & Instruction #51
Curriculum & Instruction #51
Special Education #68

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%.

New Mexico Highlands University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 1 57 58
General Special Education 6 11 27 44
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 18 18 36
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 32 32
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 16 0 16 32
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 28 0 0 28
Elementary Education 17 0 0 17
Health Education 12 0 0 12
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 7 0 7
Science Education 1 0 0 1
Technology Education 0 0 0 0
Secondary Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 80 37 150 267

References

*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.

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