New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NM

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)

New Mexico Highlands University offers 177-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 35.4% are women, and 64.6% are men. 6% percents of international students. New Mexico Highlands University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at New Mexico Highlands University is 6621$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $9336 and $16740 per year. 18% of full-time New Mexico Highlands University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The New Mexico Highlands University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, New Mexico Highlands University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,884
$30,001 - $48,000$5,425
$48,001 - $75,000$8,219
$75,001 - $110,000$9,438



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3564

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1568 of New Mexico Highlands University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes New Mexico Highlands University number 11 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Mexico.

Students at New Mexico Highlands University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in New Mexico Highlands University.

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


New Mexico Highlands University graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to New Mexico Highlands University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at New Mexico Highlands University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In New Mexico Highlands University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at New Mexico Highlands University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Mexico.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by University Ave address in Las Vegas, New Mexico.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of New Mexico Highlands University with 0.43% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

New Mexico Highlands University offers 177 programs in total: 114 are for Bachelor's degree, 45 - for Master's degree, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 51 universities in New Mexico state. New Mexico Highlands University is one of the few institutions in New Mexico that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the New Mexico Highlands University: 6 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Mexico state average data to help you compare.


New Mexico Highlands University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1826 students with 54785 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 996 with 23899 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for New Mexico Highlands University

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Overall Rating:

Nope!!! We travelled all the way from ABQ so my friend could get a book she needed.....omgosh!! There's NO communication going on between offices, nobody seems to know anything, we were shuffled from office to office. Needs some serious work on the organization end, but ppl were as helpful as the knowledge that they did have about their surroundings allowed. My friend is going to scan the 1st chapter of MY book, rather than go back, or worse, become behind in class. Get it together everyone!!! It was just Xmas break....... 😕😒😧

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am currently a freshman at New Mexico Highlands University and I have to say that this institution has not left a good impression on me. The application process was sloppy and when I had questions about anything before I started attending the school no one at any office answered their phones. I did not learn anything about the university until orientation which was the day before classes started. Heading into college I thought I was going to be walking into a university like they show on tv. Nice staff, wonderful and comedic teachers, great food, and clean dorms. That is not what I got. The staff is lazy and seemingly always angry for no reason. Everything is a hassle on this campus and everyone makes it seem like it is your fault that they have to do their jobs. No one seems like they want to work there. The teachers are sub-par and are bleak at best. Everything about the class time at this school reminds me of high school. No one takes anything seriously and teachers show clear favoritism the minute everyone sits down in class. The food is okay... but its not good. Considering that we pay way too much for food. Also, it seems like schedules are set up so that your can never eat at the cafeteria. It's obnoxious. Now, the dorms is where I had the biggest problem. I had no choice on where I wanted to stay. I did not even get to look in the dorms to see which rooms I preferred. My room was selected for me the day I applied to the school. I am staying at melody hall and I have to say this is the most disgusting building I have ever seen. I am amazed the place has not been condemned yet. The building has a rancid smell radiating from it at all times. its a mix of wet cat food, rotting fish, and a 3 day old dead animal. The rooms are hardly ever cleaned and vacuums are not allowed in the building for some reason. Nothing ever gets fixed. My shower stopped having hot water around the middle of September and I put in two work orders and it still has not been fixed. Also, the amount of times that the police get called is ridiculous. But I don't blame anyone. There is hardly any lighting on campus at night and there are not enough emergency obelisks around. Overall I would not recommend Highlands, it is overpriced and under performing.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I transferred from another university and I am so glad I did. The staff is friendly, more classes available online and in the evenings. I love it!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I really have enjoyed my experience at New Mexico Highland University. The first and most part that I like about Highlands University is the quality education that they provide for such an adorable rate. I really like how nice and helpful all the staff have been. One of the major positives for me was in the bookstore they give you the option to either buy or rent your books which was a lot more affordable for me. Another major advantage that Highlands provided me with was distance learning courses. My only complaint would be that getting a hold of staff is a littler harder or takes a little longer sometimes. And their website needs work to be more user friendly. Overall Highland University was a very positive experience for me. And I would recommend anybody to consider getting their education at highlands New Mexico University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I have had a great experience at NMHU.Each and every person I have interacted with at the university, from the registrar's office to the technology help desk to the staff at my local branch campus seem to genuinely care about the success of student. The professors are knowledgeable, and add real world experience to the curriculum. They go out of the way to ensure the each student gets everything they want to out of the class. They also crave feedback, and appreciate ways to improve what they are teaching. That was a refreshing change from academics who are certain they already know everything.The best part for me, as a self employed mother and serial volunteer, is the ability to complete upper level classwork in an online environment, without sacrificing the quality of the education. The ability to replay a lecture, get instant feedback with online testing and submit work electronically has made this a far superior learning environment.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: University Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5054257511

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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