Western New Mexico University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,167
6.11% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,909
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,193
42.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
23.5%
57 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 Social Work (36 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees), and Registered Nursing (28 degrees).

In 2019, 723 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New Mexico University. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (298 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (276 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,167, which is $−17,859 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,167, which is $−17,859 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,909.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,167
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University was $4,167. The cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University is $−17,859 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,909
2019 Value
6.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Western New Mexico University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,909. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Western New Mexico University grew by 6.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,500
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New Mexico University was of $10,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Western New Mexico University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.17% with respect to 2018, when 63% 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.
13.3%
2017 Default Rate
97
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Western New Mexico University was 13.3%, which represents 97 out of the 728 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 3,193 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,371 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,822. This means that 42.9% 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 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, and 0.376% 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 (33.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.8%) and White Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (26.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New Mexico University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,193 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,371 and the part-time enrollment is 1,822. This means that 42.9% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,285
  2. White
    990
  3. Black or African American
    171

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University is 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.57% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, and 0.376% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 480 students (15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 251 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 hispanic or latino (298 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (276 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New Mexico University is Social Work (36 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees) and Registered Nursing (28 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 (203 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (58 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 (1,557,568 people), Secondary school teachers (536,455 people), Education administrators (295,985 people), Other managers (216,777 people), and Social workers, all other (216,570 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (203 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Protective Services (48 degrees), and Education (89 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 Western New Mexico University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (203 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Protective Services (48 degrees), and Education (89 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 (2,954,115 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (413,876 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,027 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (259,148 people), and Individual & family services (192,528 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (203 degrees awarded), Precision Production (50 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees), Protective Services (48 degrees), and Education (89 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. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New Mexico University was Social Work with 36 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

236
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
487
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 236 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (487).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University in Welding Technology, which is 15.7 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 179 degrees were awarded to women at Western New Mexico University in Social Work, which is 8.52 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% 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 25% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western New Mexico University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 17.5% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    298 degrees awarded
  2. White
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino (298 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (276 degrees).

5.12% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino female (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (191 degrees).

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Operations

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $730k (5.08%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Western New Mexico University had a total salary expenditure of $53.4M. Western New Mexico University employs 34 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Western New Mexico University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Associate professors(18), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 41 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.4M
2019 Endowment
17.5%
growth from 2018

Western New Mexico University has an endowment valued at about $14.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New Mexico University grew 17.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.1M 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. $792k - Federal
  2. $2.41M - State
  3. $98.8k - Local

As of 2019, Western New Mexico University received $792k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.41M from state grants and contracts, and $98.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.3M
2019 Salaries
2.81%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Western New Mexico University paid a median of $20.3M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($53.4M) and a 2.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.31% decline from 2017 and a 2.82% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.64M
Instructional Salaries
92
Number of Employees

In 2019, Western New Mexico University paid a total of $5.64M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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