Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM 88061
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Western New Mexico University is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in New Mexico. The campus is located in Silver City town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,088 students attend the school. Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Western New Mexico University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,927, and fees were $2,139. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,400 and $2,139 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,088
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 7
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/1992 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/13/2007 - 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 $30
Graduates $40

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$164/credit
In State Students$164/credit
Out of State Students$224/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$177/credit
In State Students$177/credit
Out of State Students$242/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 $7,380 $7,380 $10,080
ADN 70 $11,480 $11,480 $15,680
BSN 125 $20,500 $20,500 $28,000
FNP 50 $8,850 $8,850 $12,100
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, 97% of Western New Mexico 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 70% $4,713
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,773
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $2,550
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 51% $8,577
Federal Student Loans 49% $5,363
Private Loans 2% $6,983


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$11,931
$30,001 to $48,000$13,809
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000$15,401
Over $110,000$18,171

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061

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