New Mexico Highlands University

University Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701

About New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,257
Student Age% Under 2540%
 % 25 and Over60%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time59%
 % Part-time41%
Race/Ethnicity% White29.3%
 % Black5.3%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino50.0%
 % Native American6.8%
 % Race Unknown4.0%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$15
 Graduate Application Fee$15
 In-State Tuition & Fees$2,972
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,652
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid96%
 % Undergraduates with Loans27%
 % Undergraduates with Grants95%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$892
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,765
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,018
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,406
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,528
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,740

Neighborhood Data for the Las Vegas Area

Median Age37.3
Median Household Income$25,254
Total Population13,750
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.0% 52.0%
 Age 0-955.9%44.1%
 Age 10-1742.1%57.9%
 Age 18-2454.9%45.1%
 Age 25-2958.8%41.2%
 Age 30-3942.0%58.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White69.8%
 % Black1.4%
 % Asian0.4%
 % Latino80.3%
 % Native American1.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,765
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,018
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$417
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%64.5%32.1%
 $500 to $7490.0%23.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%11.8%14.8%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%0.0%
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