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Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University is a public university located in Silver City, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Location

Address
1000 W. College Ave
City
Silver City
State
NM
Zip/Post Code
88061

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2942
Total Graduate enrollment
756
In State Tuition Fees
3360
Out State Tuition Fees
11400
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.50
Male Female Ratio
37:63
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Mustangs
Colors
Vegas Gold Royal Purple
Conference
Rocky Mountain

College History

History

Founded in the Territory of New Mexico on February 11, 1893 as the New Mexico Normal School, the school began to offer classes on September 3, 1894 in a rented Presbyterian church. On June 2, 1893, the nascent board of regents accepted 20 acres (81,000�m2) of Town of Silver City land situated on a hillside overlooking the town donated by Regent, and Mayor Town of Silver City, Colonel John W. Fleming. In November 1896, the school's first permanent building, Old Main, was dedicated and within twenty years enrollment had reached nearly 500 students.

College Specialty

Specialty

WNMU engages and empowers learners in a multicultural, inclusive, creative, and caring community of teaching, scholarship/research, and service.

Alumni

Alumni

Richard Angulo, former WNMU Mustang football player (1998-2002), was a tight-end with the NFL teams the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Chicago Bears. Kenneth Wayne Brewer, American poet, longtime scholar, and former Poet Laureate of Utah. Henry "Howie" Morales, New Mexico State Senator, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Bilingual Education in 1998. Carleton Naiche-Palmer, former President of the Mescalero Apache (2008-2010). Earned a BBA degree in 1974. Jerry D. Thompson, historian of the American Southwest, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from WNMU. Kent Walz, editor of the Albuquerque Journal, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from WNMU in 1972. Logan White, Assistant General Manager, Amateur and International Scouting for the Dodgers is a WNMU 1985 graduate. While at WNMU, White was an Academic All-American in 1984. Rod Windsor '08 was an active player as a Wide Receiver for the Cleveland Browns in 2012.

Campus

Campus

Rural

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