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New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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Location

Address
1005 Diamond St
City
Las Vegas
State
NM
Zip/Post Code
87701

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2396
Total Graduate enrollment
1092
In State Tuition Fees
2917
Out State Tuition Fees
5300
ACT Score
19
SAT Score
1000
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.94
Male Female Ratio
54:46
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Cowgirl, Cowboy
Colors
White Purple Silver
Conference
Rocky Mountain

College History

History

he university was first established as New Mexico Normal School in 1893, with the prominent archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett serving as its first president. The institution became New Mexico Normal University in 1902, and then New Mexico Highlands University in 1941, as it expanded its role beyond teacher education. Today, NMHU offers graduate and undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, education, and social work. Located in Las Vegas, a city with a population of about 16,000, Highlands� main campus is close to recreational and wilderness areas, and within an hour's drive of Santa Fe and 2 hours from Albuquerque. The majority of the school's approximately 2,800 students are from New Mexico and are Latino. Highlands� programs focus on its multi-ethnic student body, especially the Latino and American Indian cultures distinctive of New Mexico

College Specialty

Specialty

The vision of New Mexico Highlands University will provide an inspiring multicultural learning environment that promotes excellence, empowerment, transformation, and global understanding. The mission of New Mexico Highlands University is, "Education through teaching, research, and service." The core values are advancement of knowledge, student success, a diversity of ideas, accessible education, community, individual well-being, sustainable practices, and multiculturalism. New Mexico Highlands University�s primary mission is to advance student knowledge and promote student success. In order to achieve this, all members of the university community will endeavor to promote a respectful and stimulating living and learning environment. To succeed in meeting and, more importantly, maintaining these goals, we will develop effective and efficient academic and administrative processes, systems, and structures that support continuous improvement. We realize that our responsibility as an institution of higher learning extends beyond the confines of the campus. To meet this responsibility, we will promote the educational, social, cultural, and economic advancement as well as the environmental sustainability of the region. Through these outreach activities, we seek to enhance the university�s reputation and external support. Finally, if all of the goals and objectives are successfully met, student enrollment at Highlands will increase.

Alumni

Alumni

Charlie Cowan, NFL - All Pro Tackle Bill Dinwiddie, NBA player Carl Garrett, AFL/NFL - 1969 AFL Rookie of the Year Len Garrett, NFL player Eddie Guerrero (1967�2005), WWE wrestler Mari-Luci Jaramillo, former ambassador to Honduras Leroy Lamis, sculptor Nathan Macias (MBA), Texas politician and retired Lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force Lionel Taylor, NFL - Leading Pass Receiver Don Woods (American football), NFL Player

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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