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University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest is a private inter-denominational four-year educational institution located in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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Location

Address
6610 N Lovington Hwy
City
Hobbs
State
NM
Zip/Post Code
88240-9120

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
335
Total Graduate enrollment
425
In State Tuition Fees
14305
Out State Tuition Fees
14305
ACT Score
18
SAT Score
1219
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.2
Male Female Ratio
49:51
Acceptance Rate
49%
Student Faculty Ratio
10:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Pirates
Colors
Navy White Red
Conference
Red River

College History

History

Located in Hobbs, New Mexico, the story of University of the Southwest is an inspiring one. It is a story of vision and dreams, faith and determination, work and wisdom. It encompasses countless numbers of hearts and hands who have joined together to build an institution that not only enriches human lives but also glorifies God. It is the story of one community�s belief in the future. The story begins, so it is told, in the early half of the century when �a young man on horseback scaled the heights near Cloudcroft and climbed the Wofford fire lookout tower to gain a panoramic view of �The Land of Enchantment.� In prayerful meditation atop the tower, the youth was inspired to beseech God to give him New Mexico for Christian Education.� Through the intervening years, we are told, �God made this young man ready to help answer his own prayer.� That young man was B. Clarence Evans, and he was destined to become the founder and first president of what was to eventually become University of the Southwest. And so, after many prayers and dreams and plans, Clarence Evans finally saw his �college for Christian Education� become a reality. Hobbs Baptist College was chartered as a two-year junior college in 1956, and changed to New Mexico Baptist College when the school became a four-year college in 1958. Within a few years, however, it became apparent that the college had grown beyond the original design, and the move to a larger, permanent location became a motivating force. By 1961, the present site north of Hobbs on the Lovington highway was obtained. In 1962, to reflect the expanded vision of the entire community that had now embraced this fledgling institution as their own, College of the Southwest was founded as an independent, non-denominational, four-year liberal arts college to serve the southeastern New Mexico and West Texas region, an approximately 21,000 square-mile service area. In 2008, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of College of the Southwest to University of the Southwest to better communicate the type of academic community into which the institution was evolving. Under the leadership of President Gary A. Dill, the University has begun the transformation and expansion from a commuter college of primarily non-traditional students to a residential campus that will eventually house approximately 50% of the student population.

College Specialty

Specialty

University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility and initiative.

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