New Mexico Highlands University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,248

7.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,340

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,098

62.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.2%

92 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 (122 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees), and Registered Nursing (74 degrees).

In 2017, 1,018 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico Highlands University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (525 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,248, which is $-16,485 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $4,248, which is $-16,485 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,340.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,248

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University was $4,248. The cost of tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $-16,485 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$10,340

2017 Value

5.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 New Mexico Highlands University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,340. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of New Mexico Highlands University grew by 5.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,172

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico Highlands University was of $8,172 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.41% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

12.6%

2016 Default Rate

87

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico Highlands University was 12.6%, which represents 87 out of the 692 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 3,098 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,925 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,173. This means that 62.1% 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 53.8% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 8.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.62% Black or African American, 1.74% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, and 0.387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.2%) and White Female (9.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (31.3%), followed by White Female (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,098 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is 1,925 and the part-time enrollment is 1,173. This means that 62.1% of students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%

2017 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 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    1,667

  2. White

    702

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    262

The enrolled student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 53.8% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 8.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.62% Black or African American, 1.74% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, and 0.387% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 57 students (1.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 408 more women than men received degrees from New Mexico Highlands University. The majority of degree recipients at New Mexico Highlands University are hispanic or latino (525 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (268 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University is Clinical Social Work (122 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (85 degrees) and Registered Nursing (74 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 (293 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Health (338 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 (1,953,902 people), Registered nurses (1,345,992 people), Secondary school teachers (329,539 people), Education administrators (283,874 people), and Other managers (211,712 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Health (338 degrees), Protective Services (43 degrees), and History (8 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, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Health (338 degrees), Protective Services (43 degrees), and History (8 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 (2,982,291 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,537,317 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,302 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (381,042 people), and Outpatient care centers (244,395 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico Highlands University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Health (338 degrees), Protective Services (43 degrees), and History (8 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. 122 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico Highlands University was Clinical Social Work with 122 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 305

  2. 713

In 2017, 305 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University, which is 0.428 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico Highlands University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.6 times less than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 213 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico Highlands University in Clinical Social Work, which is 4.35 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% 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, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico Highlands University is Male and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    525 degrees awarded

  2. White

    268 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino (525 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (268 degrees).

3.05% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    371 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    194 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Mexico Highlands University is hispanic or latino female (371 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (194 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.01M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $669k (22.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, New Mexico Highlands University had a total salary expenditure of $68.7M. New Mexico Highlands University employs 32 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at New Mexico Highlands University are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Associate professors(19), and Male Professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University are: Management, with 65 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.01M

2017 Endowment

13.6%

decline from 2016

New Mexico Highlands University has an endowment valued at about $3.01M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico Highlands University declined 13.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.1M 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. $11.3M - Federal

  2. $2.16M - State

  3. $1.37M - Local

As of 2017, New Mexico Highlands University received $11.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.16M from state grants and contracts, and $1.37M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.3M

2017 Salaries

1.43%

growth from 2016

In 2017, New Mexico Highlands University paid a median of $28.3M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($68.7M) and a 1.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.369% growth from 2015 and a 1.17% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.3M

Instructional Salaries

141

Number of Employees

In 2017, New Mexico Highlands University paid a total of $8.3M to 141 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

65 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University were Management with 65 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico Highlands University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 15 employees.

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

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