New Mexico Highlands University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,440
2.78% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,617
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.03%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,787
63.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.5%
91 Graduates

About

New Mexico Highlands University is a higher education institution located in San Miguel County, NM. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at New Mexico Highlands University were Clinical Social Work (112 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (68 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees).

In 2019, 985 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico Highlands University. 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (509 degrees), 1.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,440, which is $−17,586 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,440, which is $−17,586 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,617.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,440
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University was $4,440. The cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $−17,586 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,617
2019 Value
1.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 New Mexico Highlands University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,617. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of New Mexico Highlands University grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,768
Room and Board
$1,144
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico Highlands University was of $8,768 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,144. The cost of room and board increased by 2.93% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.8% with respect to 2018, when 69% 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.
9.03%
2017 Default Rate
66
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico Highlands University was 9.03%, which represents 66 out of the 731 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 has a total enrollment of 2,787 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,761 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 63.2% 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 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 9.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.77% Black or African American, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.718% Asian, and 0.179% 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 (34.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.4%) and White Female (9.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.5%), followed by White Female (20.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,787 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,761 and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 63.2% of students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2019 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 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,498
  2. White
    632
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    253

The enrolled student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 9.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.77% Black or African American, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.718% Asian, and 0.179% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 65 students (2.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 443 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 (509 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University is Clinical Social Work (112 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (68 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees).

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 (267 degrees awarded), Health (335 degrees), and Communication Technologies (5 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,475,707 people), Registered nurses (1,415,145 people), Secondary school teachers (505,524 people), Education administrators (262,469 people), and Postsecondary teachers (223,059 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (267 degrees awarded), Health (335 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 degrees).

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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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (267 degrees awarded), Health (335 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 degrees).

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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 (2,836,821 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,580,939 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (448,943 people), Offices of physicians (267,432 people), and Outpatient care centers (266,020 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (267 degrees awarded), Health (335 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University was Clinical Social Work with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
714
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 271 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University, which is 0.38 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (714).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 69 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.683 times less than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 223 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico Highlands University in Clinical Social Work, which is 5.07 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico Highlands University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.2% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    509 degrees awarded
  2. White
    256 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino (509 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

2.03% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    389 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    180 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino female (389 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (180 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.75M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $742k (9.57%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, New Mexico Highlands University had a total salary expenditure of $78.8M. New Mexico Highlands University employs 44 Instructors, 33 Associate professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at New Mexico Highlands University are Female Instructors (25), Male Associate professors(20), and Male Instructors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Service, with 55 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.75M
2019 Endowment
10.8%
growth from 2018

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at about $7.75M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico Highlands University grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.7M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.77M - Federal
  2. $1.53M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, New Mexico Highlands University received $5.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.53M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.1M
2019 Salaries
0.478%
decline from 2018

In 2019, New Mexico Highlands University paid a median of $26.1M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($78.8M) and a 0.478% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.17% decline from 2017 and a 1.43% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.72M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2019, New Mexico Highlands University paid a total of $7.72M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Instructor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 33 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; Service with 55 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University was Female Instructor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Instructor with 19 employees.

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

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