New Mexico Highlands University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,782
0.504% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,852
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,677
59.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.5%
79 Graduates

About

New Mexico Highlands University is a higher education institution located in San Miguel County, NM. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at New Mexico Highlands University were Clinical Social Work (132 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees), and School Counseling & Guidance Services (35 degrees).

In 2022, 813 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico Highlands University. 73.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (427 degrees), 2.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (199 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,782, which is $−19,214 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,782, which is $−19,214 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,852.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending New Mexico Highlands University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,782
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University was $4,782. The cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $−19,214 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,852
2022 Value
15.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 New Mexico Highlands University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,852. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of New Mexico Highlands University grew by 15.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,352
Room and Board
$1,144
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico Highlands University was of $10,352 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,144. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.51%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico Highlands University was 3.51%, which represents 22 out of the 627 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

New Mexico Highlands University had a total enrollment of 2,677 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,597 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,080. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at New Mexico Highlands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% White, 10% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.45% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.635% Asian, and 0.224% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (35.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (34.1%), followed by White Female (19.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,677 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,597 and the part-time enrollment is 1,080. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), New Mexico Highlands University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,445 enrolled students
  2. White
    551 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    269 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 54% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% White, 10% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.45% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.635% Asian, and 0.224% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 62 students (2.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 387 more women than men received degrees from New Mexico Highlands University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino (427 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (199 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University is Clinical Social Work (132 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees) and School Counseling & Guidance Services (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at New Mexico Highlands University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (283 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Health (239 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,675,493 people), Registered nurses (1,493,048 people), Secondary school teachers (490,036 people), Education administrators (311,424 people), and Other managers (278,833 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University in 2022 are Education (283 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (283 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,178,407 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,797,214 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (593,469 people), Outpatient care centers (431,463 people), and Offices of physicians (293,265 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (283 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Psychology (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by New Mexico Highlands University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University was Clinical Social Work with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

213
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
600
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 213 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University, which is 0.355 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (600).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University in Clinical Social Work, which is 0.218 times less than the 165 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University in Clinical Social Work, which is 4.58 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from New Mexico Highlands University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at New Mexico Highlands University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.27% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    427 degrees awarded
  2. White
    199 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino (427 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (199 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    325 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    144 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino female (325 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (144 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.29M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−18.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, New Mexico Highlands University had a total salary expenditure of 89.6M. New Mexico Highlands University employs 40 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors and 27 Instructors. Most academics at New Mexico Highlands University are Female Assistant professor (22), Male Assistant professor (18), and Male Instructor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, Service, with 105 employees, and Management with 77 employees.

Endowment

$9.29M
2022 Endowment
17.4%
decline from 2021

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at about $9.29M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico Highlands University declined 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.6M
2022 Salaries
11.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, New Mexico Highlands University paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 33% of their overall expenditure ($89.6M) and a 11.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.5M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2022, New Mexico Highlands University paid a total of $8.5M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
156 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Assistant professor with 40 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Instructor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees, Service with 105 employees, and Management with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Instructor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at New Mexico Highlands University.

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