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New Mexico Highlands University
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  • 4 Year
  • LAS VEGAS, NM

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Highlands faculty, staff, and administration are making plans for a safe spring semester. Rising COVID-19 rates both nationally and in New Mexico suggest there is a way to go before normal face-to-face activity can resume. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

800 NATIONAL AVENUE
LAS VEGAS, NM 87701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
From New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is a multicultural scholarly community whose diversity enriches all of our activities and interactions. We are ranked number one among New Mexico universities for career outcomes. Our students experience meaningful learning with high-impact educational practices such as research, internships, study-abroad experiences, service learning projects, and other community-based activities. The student experience is characterized by a vibrant campus life, a safe and comfortable living environment, online learning options, and athletic participation in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. At Highlands, we focus on each student’s unique background, cultural heritage and familial values while also focusing on each student’s goals, passions and dreams. We honor the past but are also honored to be a part of the future.

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New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
No data available  
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,617 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,532 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 36 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 42 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 responses

Majors

NMHU Bachelor's of Business Administration

NMHU offers an innovative Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree. The Department of Business Administration provides real-world experience and in-demand skills in Accounting, Management, Finance, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. With a family atmosphere, small class sizes and unparalleled access to faculty, students will be prepared to take the business sector by storm.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    44%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,183 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
567
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    27%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Immature drama loving children
    8%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Bored
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
39%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 51 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Small
    42%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    31%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    14%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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