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New Mexico Highlands University is a public institution located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Las Vegas draws many to the area.

68 Undergraduate Degrees
$17,671 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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
#46 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards New Mexico Highlands University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#62 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

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/

As long as you submit the requested materials to New Mexico Highlands University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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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This school is the 2nd most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 #711 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 following table shows the 1-year growth rate of New Mexico Highlands University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 29%
Registered Nursing 29%

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
Registered Nursing #172
Nursing #221

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 68 68
TOTAL 68 68

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.

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