University of the Southwest

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Hobbs, NM

$16,000

Avg tuition

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About University of the Southwest

School Type: Private

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.

The University of the Southwest is a small private university located on a rural campus in Hobbs, New Mexico. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 370, and admissions are selective. The university offers 34 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 26%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for students are $16,000.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

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Retention Rate Insight

74% 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

26% 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

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) --

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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904

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

38%

Hispanic

35%

Black

15%

Unknown

6%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Two or more races

0%

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

58% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

21

Total Online Enrollment

904

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

63% On-campus

37% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 96% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $16,000 $16,000
Graduate $22,500 $22,500

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 $0
On-campus room and board $9,930
On-campus other expenses $2,800
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $13,200
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,800
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,800

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $28,730 $28,730
Off-campus without family $32,000 $32,000
Off-campus with family $18,800 $18,800

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

74%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

85%

Pell Grant

58%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,569
State Grant Aid $1,250
Institution Grant Aid $6,318
Pell Grant Aid $4,822

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

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.