Western New Mexico University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,740

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,605

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

3,427

48.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

19.7%

42 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 (46 degrees awarded), Clinical Social Work (27 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (25 degrees).

In 2016, 722 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New Mexico University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (300 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (277 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $3,740, which is $-16,420 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $3,740, which is $-16,420 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 $10,605.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,740

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University was $3,740. The cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University is $-16,420 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,605

2016 Value

6.42%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Western New Mexico University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,605. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Western New Mexico University grew by 6.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,817

Room and Board

$1,408

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New Mexico University was of $8,817 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,408. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.91% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Western New Mexico University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2015, when 62% 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.

19.1%

2015 Default Rate

145

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Western New Mexico University was 19.1%, which represents 145 out of the 758 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

Western New Mexico University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 3,427 students enrolled at Western New Mexico University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New Mexico University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Western New Mexico University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western New Mexico University has a total enrollment of 3,427 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,673 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 48.8% 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 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 2.89% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.28% Asian, 0.438% Two or More Races, and 0.0875% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New Mexico University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (33.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.8%) and White Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New Mexico University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,427 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,673 and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 48.8% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 Western New Mexico University was 50%. 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

    1,255

  2. White

    994

  3. Black or African American

    235

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University is 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 2.89% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.28% Asian, 0.438% Two or More Races, and 0.0875% 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 54.7% 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, 699 students (20.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 156 more women than men received degrees from Western New Mexico University. The majority of degree recipients at Western New Mexico University are hispanic or latino (300 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (277 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New Mexico University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (46 degrees awarded), followed by Clinical Social Work (27 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (25 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), and Protective Services (90 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 (1,900,610 people), Secondary school teachers (314,716 people), Education administrators (254,833 people), Miscellaneous managers (201,200 people), and Police officers (146,073 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Education (98 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Education (98 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 (2,800,170 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (368,699 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (267,561 people), Hospitals (265,877 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (120,615 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Education (98 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. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New Mexico University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 283

  2. 439

In 2016, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (439).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.679 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Western New Mexico University in Clinical Social Work, which is 5.14 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 7% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western New Mexico University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% 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, 2.38% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    300 degrees awarded

  2. White

    277 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino (300 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (277 degrees).

8.17% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    190 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    179 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino female (190 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (179 degrees).

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Operations

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $164k (1.15%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western New Mexico University had a total expenditure of $44.5M. Of that $44.5M, they spent $19.8M on salaries and $44.5M on benefits.

Western New Mexico University employs 58 Assistant professors, 25 Professors, and 10 No academic ranks. Most academics at Western New Mexico University are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Assistant professors(20), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.2M

2015 Endowment

0.38%

growth from 2014

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at about $14.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New Mexico University grew 0.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.6M 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. $1.41M - Federal

  2. $2.5M - State

  3. $46.4k - Local

As of 2015, Western New Mexico University received $1.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.5M from state grants and contracts, and $46.4k 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.

$19.8M

Salary Expenditure

$44.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Western New Mexico University had a total expenditure of $44.5M. Of that $44.5M, they spent $19.8M on salaries and $44.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M

2015 Salaries

3.35%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Western New Mexico University paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($44.5M) and a 3.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.34% growth from 2013 and a 9.86% 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

$6.7M

Instructional Salaries

127

Number of Employees

In 2015, Western New Mexico University paid a total of $6.7M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% 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

58 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

51 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Assistant professor with 58 employees; Professor with 25 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Management with 50 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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

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