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Study at New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University, also referred to as NMHU, is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States. The university was established in the year 1893 as the New Mexico Normal School. It gained university status in 1902 and received its present name in 1941. The university enrolls more than 3, 000 students on an annual basis. There are five degree-granting schools and colleges under the university. They are:

  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Social Work
The men's athletic teams of NMHU are known as the Cowboys, and the women's teams are called the Cowgirls. The Cowboys participate in sports such as rodeo, football, baseball, basketball, and cross country. The Cowgirls participate in soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and rodeo.

Profile of New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is located in a self-contained town, in Las Vegas, NM. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at New Mexico Highlands University top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study education and teaching and therapy and Counselling.

New Mexico Highlands University Selectivity

New Mexico Highlands University maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

New Mexico Highlands University offers classes to 3, 457 students (2, 563 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school. Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at New Mexico Highlands University.

Student Life

The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competitions.

New Mexico Highlands University Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

New Mexico Highlands University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching274curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, educational administration, special ed, school Counselling, kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching, health teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling216clinical social work, psychology
Business and Management98business management, accounting, finance, marketing, MIS
Liberal Arts22political science, social studies, English, Spanish language, history, area studies
Media17communication studies, communications tech courses
Science14biology, chemistry, physics
Conservation and Resource Management8forestry, environmental studies, natural resources management
Family and Social Work5public administration
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, information science
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Art Studies4art studies
Design1design and visual communication
Photography and Commercial Art1cinematography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation management
Engineering0engineering, electrical engineering

Contact: New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University

University Ave

Las Vegas, NM 87701

General Phone: (505) 425-7511


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