University of the Southwest

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,456

5.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,063

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.8%

263 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,088

45.1% 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 (16 degrees awarded), General Health & Physical Education (10 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (6 degrees).

In 2016, 244 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 majority of degree recipients were white (110 degrees), 2.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $15,456, which is $-4,704 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest is $15,456, which is $-4,704 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,063.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,456

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of the Southwest was $15,456. The cost of tuition at University of the Southwest is $-4,704 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,063

2016 Value

4.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of the Southwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,063. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of the Southwest grew by 4.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,939

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Southwest was of $9,939 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.597% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at University of the Southwest received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.38% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

8.6%

2015 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Southwest was 8.6%, which represents 43 out of the 500 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 263 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 263 applicants, 173 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,088 students enrolled at University of the Southwest in 2016, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Southwest has an overall enrollment yield of 53.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

173

Accepted Out of 263

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Southwest was 65.8% (173 admissions from 263 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and 2016, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

11

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Southwest in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Southwest has a total enrollment of 1,088 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 491 students and the part-time enrollment is 597. This means that 45.1% 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 32.7% White, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, 0.184% 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 (28.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (12%) and Black or African American Female (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Southwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,088 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Southwest is 491 and the part-time enrollment is 597. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at University of the Southwest are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

2016 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 52%. 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

    356

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    303

  3. Black or African American

    176

The enrolled student population at University of the Southwest is 32.7% White, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, 0.184% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 200 students (18.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 70 more women than men received degrees from University of the Southwest. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Southwest are white (110 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Southwest is Corrections (16 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Physical Education (10 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (6 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 (27 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), and Protective Services (18 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 (2,095,864 people), Accountants & auditors (1,112,933 people), Miscellaneous managers (881,644 people), Financial managers (442,955 people), and Physicians & surgeons (428,119 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (51 degrees), and Biology (6 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (51 degrees), and Biology (6 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 (3,237,679 people), Hospitals (883,003 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (707,888 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (613,181 people), and Banking & related activities (516,404 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Southwest are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (109 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (51 degrees), and Biology (6 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. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Southwest was Corrections with 16 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 87

  2. 157

In 2016, 87 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest, which is 0.554 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (157).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Southwest in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.25 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Southwest in School Counseling & Guidance Services, which is 6.88 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 9% 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, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Southwest is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

8.61% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    80 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    32 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Southwest is white female (80 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (32 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at nearly $6.61M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $201k (3.04%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of the Southwest had a total expenditure of $11.7M. Of that $11.7M, they spent $4.91M on salaries and $11.7M on benefits.

University of the Southwest employs 18 Assistant professors, 5 Associate professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at University of the Southwest are Female Assistant professors (10), Male Assistant professors(8), and Male Lecturers (3).

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 26 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.61M

2015 Endowment

7.2%

growth from 2014

University of the Southwest has an endowment valued at about $6.61M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Southwest grew 7.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.3M 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. $66.6k - Federal

  2. $15.4k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of the Southwest received $66.6k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.4k 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.

$4.91M

Salary Expenditure

$11.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of the Southwest had a total expenditure of $11.7M. Of that $11.7M, they spent $4.91M on salaries and $11.7M 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

$4.91M

2015 Salaries

63.4%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of the Southwest paid a median of $4.91M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($11.7M) and a 63.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.7% decline from 2013 and a 8.4% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.26M

Instructional Salaries

30

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of the Southwest paid a total of $1.26M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

26 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Southwest were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 5 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2016, 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 26 employees; Management with 10 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Southwest was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Lecturer with 3 employees.

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

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