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New Mexico Highlands University

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Post-Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Finance; Management Information Systems; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsspeech Communication And Rhetoriccomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Sciences; Information Science/Studieseducationelementary Education; Health Teacher Education; Kindergarten/Preschool Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Science Teacher Education; Special Education; Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Educationengineeringelectrical And Electronics Engineering; Engineeringenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsspanishhealth Professions And Related Programsclinical/Medical Social Work; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Safety; Forensic Science And Technologyliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesliberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Studies; Forestry; Natural Resources Management And Policyparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studiesparks, Recreation And Leisure; Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Managementphysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Science; Physicspsychologypsychologysocial Sciencespolitical Science And Government; Social Sciences Relatedvisual And Performing Artsart; Cinematography And Film/Video Production; Design And Visual Communications; Music; Visual And Performing Arts


Admission: 2,649 applied; 2,649 admitted; 436 enrolled Average high school GPA: 2.93

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred entrance
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2 GPA
Required for some: 2 letters of recommendation, interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
2,416 Undergraduate Students, 59% Women, 41% Men, 16% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
6% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.4% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 57% Hispanic/Latino, 7% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.5% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
Housing Info
29% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Men-Only, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Radio Station, Choral Group, Marching Band, Vatos Rugby, Fire Escape Club, Mecha, NMHU Cheerleaders, NMHU Student Ambassadors, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Most popular organizations
Vatos Rugby, Fire Escape Club, Mecha, NMHU Cheerleaders, NMHU Student Ambassadors
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling, Women&Apos;S Center
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Summer Session For Creditschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 331Full-Time: 43% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 14 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
One-time required fee:$20
Tuition:state resident $4000 full-time, $122 per credit hour part-time; nonresident $6383 full-time, $221 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location
Required fees:$45 part-time, $45 part-time
Room and board:$7080; room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:senior citizens and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2012,1,432 applied for aid, 1,282 were judged to have need, 58 had their need fully met
Average financial aid package:$1816
Average need-based loan:$2436
Average need-based gift aid:$1886

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