Western New Mexico University

1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061

About Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 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 arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,749
Student Age% Under 2549%
 % 25 and Over51%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time52%
 % Part-time48%
Race/Ethnicity% White36.9%
 % Black2.9%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino47.2%
 % Native American3.2%
 % Race Unknown5.9%
 % International student2%
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 StudyWeb Design & New Media
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$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$3,812
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,412
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid87%
 % Undergraduates with Loans39%
 % Undergraduates with Grants70%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,186
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,950
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,956
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,028
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,028
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,590

Neighborhood Data for the Silver City Area

Median Age43.6
Median Household Income$29,558
Total Population10,337
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-948.2%51.8%
 Age 10-1759.3%40.7%
 Age 18-2454.1%45.9%
 Age 25-2957.3%42.7%
 Age 30-3934.7%65.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.5%
 % Black0.6%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino50.5%
 % Native American3.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,950
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,956
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$484
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