Western New Mexico University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,417
6% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,172
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,896
46.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25.3%
44 Graduates

About

Western New Mexico University is a higher education institution located in Grant County, NM. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western New Mexico University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees awarded), Social Work (25 degrees), and Registered Nursing (24 degrees).

In 2020, 771 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New Mexico University. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (305 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (301 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,417, which is $−18,113 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,417, which is $−18,113 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 $13,172.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending Western New Mexico University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,417
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University was $4,417. The cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University is $−18,113 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,172
2020 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western New Mexico University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,172. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western New Mexico University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,568
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New Mexico University was of $10,568 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.648% 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

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Western New Mexico University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 9.23% with respect to 2019, when 65% 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.
10.3%
2018 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western New Mexico University was 10.3%, which represents 82 out of the 795 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

Western New Mexico University has a total enrollment of 2,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,340 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,556. This means that 46.3% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.9% White, 5.39% Black or African American, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.86% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, and 0.345% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New Mexico University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.6%) and White Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New Mexico University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,340 and the part-time enrollment is 1,556. This means that 46.3% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Western New Mexico University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Western New Mexico 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
    1,316
  2. White
    925
  3. Black or African American
    156

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University is 45.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.9% White, 5.39% Black or African American, 2.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.86% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, and 0.345% 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.

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, 254 students (8.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 273 more women than men received degrees from Western New Mexico University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western New Mexico University is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (301 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New Mexico University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (25 degrees) and Registered Nursing (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western New Mexico University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (241 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (54 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 Western New Mexico University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,724,422 people), Secondary school teachers (375,662 people), Education administrators (257,030 people), Social workers, all other (187,877 people), and Other managers (176,522 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (241 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (241 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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 Western New Mexico University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,788,670 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (370,195 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,434 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (242,830 people), and Individual & family services (170,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (241 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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 Western New Mexico University.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New Mexico University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

249
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
522
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 249 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University, which is 0.477 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (522).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University in Welding Technology, which is 5.1 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 217 degrees were awarded to women at Western New Mexico University in Social Work, which is 10.3 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Western New Mexico University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western New Mexico University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 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. White
    305 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    301 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New Mexico University is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (301 degrees).

4.54% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    194 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western New Mexico University is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (194 degrees).

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Operations

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $778k (5.94%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Western New Mexico University had a total salary expenditure of $29.3M. Western New Mexico University employs 39 Assistant professors, 32 Associate professors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Western New Mexico University are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Associate professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.1M
2020 Endowment
8.9%
decline from 2019

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at about $13.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New Mexico University declined 8.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.5M 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. $964k - Federal
  2. $3.26M - State
  3. $68.2k - Local

As of 2020, Western New Mexico University received $964k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.26M from state grants and contracts, and $68.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.6M
2020 Salaries
3.33%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Western New Mexico University paid a median of $19.6M in salaries, which represents 67% of their overall expenditure ($29.3M) and a 3.33% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.81% growth from 2018 and a 7.31% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.31M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western New Mexico University paid a total of $6.31M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% 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
39 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Assistant professor with 39 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western New Mexico University.

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