Western New Mexico University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Silver City, NM

$4,417

Avg in-state tuition

$11,400

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Western New Mexico 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.

Western New Mexico University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Silver City, New Mexico. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,874, and admissions are selective. The university offers 42 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 28%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,417, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $11,400.

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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

28% 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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SAT & ACT

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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3k

Students enrolled

88%

Online student enrollment

12:1

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
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

45%

White

32%

Unknown

9%

Black

5%

American Indian/Alaska Native

3%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

71%

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

Yes

Online Programs

43

Total Online Enrollment

2,543

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

53% On-campus

47% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 10% online

Associate Check Bold 38% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 43% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 60% online

Master's Check Bold 90% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,417 $11,400
Graduate $3,558 $8,730

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 $1,600
On-campus room and board $10,790
On-campus other expenses $4,288
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,790
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,288
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,288

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,095 $28,078
Off-campus without family $21,095 $28,078
Off-campus with family $10,305 $17,288

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

62%

State Grant Aid

69%

Institution Grant Aid

42%

Pell Grant

62%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,772
State Grant Aid $2,561
Institution Grant Aid $4,435
Pell Grant Aid $4,450

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$29k

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.