New Mexico Highlands is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,464 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 $26,700.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
New Mexico Highlands University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 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
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 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 at New Mexico highlands Univeristy was an OK experience, do think the academics are less challenging than other institutions. There is not really much to do in Las Vegas, New Mexico it is a very small town. The dorms are pretty old with the exception of one Hall. Staff are friendly but not very helpful. The professors are great but are very lenient, so if you wanna pass just to get it over with I'd go to New Mexico Highlands University. The sports, when I was going to school there in 2017, they lost almost every game which kinda sucks because the game is really not worth going to. They serve the same food almost everyday, which is a total downside, cause who wants to eat the same food over and over again almost every day.
I received my degree via the online RN-BSN program. I had wonderful instructors who were very helpful and professional. The lectures were available to watch live or at a later time, which was very convenient. I was able to complete the program while working full time and maintaining a home life. I did not attend classes on campus so I cannot attest to the campus life.
Overall my experience with my academics has been great. I feel that I have learned a lot from my time at Highlands. I feel that my degree has value and that I have not only learned but have gained valuable experience in being a leader. I know that if I need help with my career I have people and resources I can use because I attended Highlands. My career center has allowed my to further my way into a career by finding internships and conferences that I could attend such as HACU which helps young Hispanic individuals. Overall my education has been lit!