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New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Graduate School
  • LAS VEGAS, NM

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UNIVERSITY AVE
LAS VEGAS, NM 87701
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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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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
No data available  
Application Fee
$0

Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Master of Business Software Systems Design

Software Systems Design’s Masters program emphasizes programming across multiple languages and paradigms in order to provide students with a variety of coding experience. Courses adhere to industry standards to provide experience with web languages for front and back end development, computing for micro-controllers and electronics, mobile application development, and emerging technologies.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,169
Part-Time Grad Students
533
Research Assistants
6
Teaching Assistants
96
Racial Diversity
  • Hispanic
    45.5%
  • White
    29.2%
  • Native American
    8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    7.5%
  • Unknown
    3.7%
  • African American
    3%
  • Multiracial
    1.6%
  • Asian
    1.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    40%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Committed to social justice
    20%
  • Not sure yet.
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
  • Prepared me for the real world
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    60%
  • Not sure yet
    20%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    20%
  • $25K-$50K
    20%
  • <$25K
    60%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50-$75K
    20%
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    60%
80%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade B
Median Household Income
$26,561
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$609
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$217,500

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