New Mexico Highlands is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,315 undergraduate students. The New Mexico Highlands acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Medical Social Work, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 22% of students, New Mexico Highlands alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
New Mexico Highlands University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
Most Popular Majors
Medical Social Work122 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies43 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching36 Graduates
Elementary Education25 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching17 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities16 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.49 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
New Mexico Highlands University Reviews
My experience with NMHU has been amazing! The professors are outstanding. The class sizes are small which I love because I have more one to one interaction with the professor. One thing I would like to change would be the communication between departments. To get some things done, its more of a run around because there is barely any communication. Overall, academically, I love attending NMHU.
New Mexico Highlands University is a place where I have enhanced my learning thanks to great professors and administration. Everyone with who I have interacted with at the university has been very resourceful and supportive. New Mexico Highlands University has many great diverse majors from where to choose from. The tuition is very affordable, and the education is excellent. While the Albuquerque campus may sometimes seem small, it provides a great learning environment, in which classes are smaller and the students have space for interaction. Many times, the Albuquerque campus offers “teach-ins” during lunch hours, in which students can learn about different subjects affecting the community.
I really enjoy my time at New Mexico Highlands. I am a student-athlete and I am very grateful for the approachability and flexibility that the professors have for not just athletes, but for all students. The town of Las Vegas is small, but if you are willing to adventure and look for fun things to do there is no shortage. Improvements can always be made in order to better student life at Highlands, and one aspect that could be improved is the access to food as well as quality in the cafeteria more consistent. The cafeteria will be hit or miss on the day, and I think that being improved will tremendously help student enjoyment at the University.