New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM 87701
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New Mexico Highlands University is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in New Mexico. The campus is located in Las Vegas town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,098 students attend the school. Every year 22% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

New Mexico Highlands University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,248, and fees were $1,706. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,582 and $1,706 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,098
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate45%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 65

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1937 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $15
Graduates $15

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$177/credit
In State Students$177/credit
Out of State Students$316/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$198/credit
In State Students$198/credit
Out of State Students$338/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,965 $7,965 $14,220
ADN 70 $12,390 $12,390 $22,120
BSN 125 $22,125 $22,125 $39,500
FNP 50 $9,900 $9,900 $16,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of New Mexico Highlands University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $2,487
Other Federal Grant 11% $643
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $932
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 52% $2,904
Federal Student Loans 42% $2,189
Private Loans 1% $4,301


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,490
$30,001 to $48,000$13,447
$48,001 to $75,000$14,280
$75,001 to $110,000$15,623
Over $110,000$13,595

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
New Mexico Highlands University
University Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701

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