New Mexico Highlands University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Las Vegas, NM

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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About New Mexico Highlands University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

New Mexico Highlands University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,699, and admissions are selective. The university offers 29 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 29%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,608, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $9,048.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

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Retention Rate Insight

64% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

29% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

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Open admission Yes

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

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Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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Students enrolled


Online student enrollment


Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold






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Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

62% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

76% On-campus

24% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate Check Bold 33% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 7% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 60% online

Master's Check Bold 20% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,608 $9,048
Graduate $5,304 $9,696

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,144
On-campus room and board $8,908
On-campus other expenses $3,968
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,352
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,968
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,968

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $18,628 $23,068
Off-campus without family $20,072 $24,512
Off-campus with family $9,720 $14,160

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

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State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,117
State Grant Aid $1,745
Institution Grant Aid $3,401
Pell Grant Aid $5,522

Financial Outlook


Average student debt after graduation


Average salary 6 years after starting school


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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.