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

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Highlands University is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,134 undergraduate students. The Highlands University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Medical Social Work, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 29% of students, Highlands University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.

About

803 UNIVERSITY AVE
LAS VEGAS, NM 87701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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.

NMHU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
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  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$10,863 / 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
$8,248 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 36 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 42 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    85%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,134 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
565
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    24%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Immature drama loving children
    8%
  • 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
47%
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 35 responses
  • Small
    43%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    34%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    14%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
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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