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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
Deadline for International Students
Application Fee
$0

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Master of Business Administration at HU

Highlands University is consistently rated #1 in student satisfaction in New Mexico. We offer small class sizes, a family atmosphere, and unparalleled access to faculty. You can complete your MBA on campus or online as we are flexible to career and family dynamics. The Department of Business Administration’s academic programs focus on real-world applications and teach in-demand skills.

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 3 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Committed to social justice
    33%
  • Not sure yet.
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%
  • Not sure yet
    33%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • <$25K
    100%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.3 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Crime & Safety
      C
    3. Nightlife
      B
    Median Household Income
    $27,790
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $601
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $111,700
    National
    $184,700
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    My Master’s of Social Work program is CSWE accredited. Curriculum is extensive. Professors are all experienced and really care about the well being of their students. The program is flexible for people who want to attend full or part time. They also have a variety of morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, and online classes to meet the needs of a diverse student population. I am halfway through with obtaining my degree and I have already learned so much and can’t wait to be licensed and in the field. I would strongly recommend this program and school to anyone who is interested in behavioral health/psych, politics, sociology, social justice, and the communIty. There are so many directions in which you can take an MSW degree, and this program offers different concentrations to meet the many paths that students may want to take in their career.
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    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.
    Highlands is an amazing school, they will work with you to reach your specific goals and you have so many options there. If you think you can't afford to go to school and feel discouraged from even bothering, please know that you can afford Highlands and it will change your life.