University of the Southwest

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,000
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,369
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.4%
282 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
904
48.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26.1%
12 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 Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees awarded), Corrections (10 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (9 degrees).

In 2020, 305 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Southwest. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (115 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $16,000, which is $−6,530 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $16,000, which is $−6,530 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,369.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of the Southwest received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of the Southwest was $16,000. The cost of tuition at University of the Southwest is $−6,530 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,369
2020 Value
13.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of the Southwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,369. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of the Southwest grew by 13.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,805
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Southwest was of $10,805 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.65% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of the Southwest received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 25.3% with respect to 2019, when 99% 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.
12.3%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Southwest was 12.3%, which represents 50 out of the 408 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 282 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a Infinityk% annual growth. Out of those 282 applicants, 128 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.4% acceptance rate.

There were 904 students enrolled at University of the Southwest in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Southwest has an overall enrollment yield of 69.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
128
Accepted Out of 282

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Southwest was 45.4% (128 admissions from 282 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2019, the number of applicants grew by Infinityk%, while admissions grew by Infinityk%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Southwest in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Southwest has a total enrollment of 904 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 435 students and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 48.1% 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 38.2% White, 35.4% Hispanic or Latino, 14.7% Black or African American, 3.21% Asian, 2.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.332% Two or More Races, and 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the Southwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (30.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.3%) and White Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Southwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 904 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 435 and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 48.1% of students enrolled at University of the Southwest are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. 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
    345
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    320
  3. Black or African American
    133

The enrolled student population at University of the Southwest is 38.2% White, 35.4% Hispanic or Latino, 14.7% Black or African American, 3.21% Asian, 2.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.332% Two or More Races, and 0.221% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 87 more women than men received degrees from University of the Southwest. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Southwest is white (115 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Southwest is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees awarded), followed by Corrections (10 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (9 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 (51 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Education (124 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 (1,860,790 people), Accountants & auditors (1,054,370 people), Other managers (710,033 people), Financial managers (464,033 people), and Secondary school teachers (428,478 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (58 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (58 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 (3,118,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (547,647 people), Banking & related activities (503,553 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (497,542 people), and Computer Systems Design (465,297 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Protective Services (13 degrees), and Business (58 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. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Southwest was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 19 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

109
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 109 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest, which is 0.556 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.73 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 69 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Southwest in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 5.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 4% 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, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (38.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Southwest is Male and Hispanic or Latino (38.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 25% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    115 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Southwest is white (115 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (82 degrees).

9.84% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the Southwest is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (50 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at nearly $9.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.06M (11.1%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of the Southwest had a total salary expenditure of $13.3M. University of the Southwest employs 17 Assistant professors, 6 Instructors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at University of the Southwest are Female Assistant professors (9), Male Assistant professors(8), and Female Instructors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Southwest are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, and Management with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.57M
2020 Endowment
8.86%
growth from 2019

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at about $9.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Southwest grew 8.86% 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $98.5k - Federal
  2. $58.3k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of the Southwest received $98.5k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $58.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.51M
2020 Salaries
3.52%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of the Southwest paid a median of $5.51M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($13.3M) and a 3.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.35% growth from 2018 and a 4.96% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.52M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of the Southwest paid a total of $1.52M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Southwest were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Instructor with 6 employees; and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Southwest were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees; and Management with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Southwest was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Instructor with 5 employees.

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

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