University of the Southwest

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,000

3.52% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,723

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.82%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

35.2%

321 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,026

78.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

16.4%

9 Graduates

About

University of the Southwest is a higher education institution located in Lea County, NM. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Southwest were Corrections (21 degrees awarded), General Psychology (10 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (8 degrees).

In 2017, 273 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Southwest. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (106 degrees), 1.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $16,000, which is $-4,733 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $16,000, which is $-4,733 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 $15,723.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of the Southwest was $16,000. The cost of tuition at University of the Southwest is $-4,733 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,723

2017 Value

13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of the Southwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,723. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of the Southwest grew by 13%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,055

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Southwest was of $10,055 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of the Southwest received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.4% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

9.82%

2016 Default Rate

44

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Southwest was 9.82%, which represents 44 out of the 448 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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Admissions

University of the Southwest received 321 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.1% annual growth. Out of those 321 applicants, 113 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,026 students enrolled at University of the Southwest in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Southwest has an overall enrollment yield of 95.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

113

Accepted Out of 321

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Southwest was 35.2% (113 admissions from 321 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 22.1%, while admissions declined by -34.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Southwest in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Southwest has a total enrollment of 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 807 students and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at University of the Southwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Southwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.1% White, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.7% Black or African American, 4.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.66% Asian, 0.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of the Southwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.3%) and White Female (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.4%) and White Male (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Southwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 807 and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at University of the Southwest are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%

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 University of the Southwest was 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of the Southwest had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    391

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    249

  3. Black or African American

    151

The enrolled student population at University of the Southwest is 38.1% White, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.7% Black or African American, 4.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.66% Asian, 0.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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, 146 students (14.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 87 more women than men received degrees from University of the Southwest. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Southwest are white (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Southwest is Corrections (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (10 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Southwest, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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 University of the Southwest are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,042,344 people), Physicians (435,681 people), Secondary school teachers (343,581 people), Education administrators (326,589 people), and Other managers (275,350 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), and Biology (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 University of the Southwest are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), and Biology (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 University of the Southwest are Elementary & secondary schools (3,137,633 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (736,178 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (607,932 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (414,032 people), and Outpatient care centers (265,022 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Education (111 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (16 degrees), and Biology (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 University of the Southwest.

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Southwest was Corrections with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 93

  2. 180

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest, which is 0.517 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest in Corrections, which is 1.5 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 59 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Southwest in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 4.21 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

4%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from University of the Southwest completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 4% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 4% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Southwest is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 44.4% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    106 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Southwest is white (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

15% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    74 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    44 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Southwest is white female (74 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (44 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at nearly $7.48M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $206k (2.75%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of the Southwest had a total expenditure of $12.4M. Of that $12.4M, they spent $5.21M on salaries and $12.4M on benefits.

University of the Southwest employs 14 Assistant professors, 3 Instructors, and 3 Lecturers. Most academics at University of the Southwest are Female Assistant professors (8), Male Assistant professors(6), and Male Instructors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Southwest are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.48M

2017 Endowment

9.85%

growth from 2016

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at about $7.48M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Southwest grew 9.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.6M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $64.2k - Federal

  2. $64.7k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of the Southwest received $64.2k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $64.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$5.21M

Salary Expenditure

$12.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of the Southwest had a total expenditure of $12.4M. Of that $12.4M, they spent $5.21M on salaries and $12.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of the Southwest as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.21M

2017 Salaries

3.16%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of the Southwest paid a median of $5.21M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($12.4M) and a 3.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.91% growth from 2015 and a 63.4% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$983k

Instructional Salaries

24

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of the Southwest paid a total of $983k to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

14 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

33 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Southwest were Assistant professor with 14 employees; Instructor with 3 employees; and Instructor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Southwest were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees; and Management with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Southwest was Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, and Male Instructor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of the Southwest.

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