Western New Mexico University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,770
7.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,676
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,378
45.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.9%
35 Graduates

About

Western New Mexico University is a higher education institution located in Grant County, NM. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Western New Mexico University were Social Work (171 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (24 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022, 889 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New Mexico University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (387 degrees), 1.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (327 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,770, which is $−19,226 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western New Mexico University is $4,770, which is $−19,226 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,676.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Western New Mexico University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,770
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University was $4,770. The cost of tuition at Western New Mexico University is $−19,226 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,676
2022 Value
20.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western New Mexico University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,676. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western New Mexico University grew by 20.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,590
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New Mexico University was of $10,590 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.85% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Western New Mexico University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.3% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.57%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western New Mexico University was 4.57%, which represents 34 out of the 744 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western New Mexico University had a total enrollment of 3,378 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,525 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,853. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.8% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 3.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, and 0.474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New Mexico University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.9%) and White Female (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.7%) and White Male (8.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New Mexico University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,378 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New Mexico University is 1,525 and the part-time enrollment is 1,853. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Western New Mexico University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western New Mexico University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Western New Mexico University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,604 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,005 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    147 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western New Mexico University is 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.8% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 3.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, and 0.474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 291 students (8.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 305 more women than men received degrees from Western New Mexico University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (327 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Western New Mexico University is Social Work (171 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (24 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western New Mexico University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (287 degrees awarded), Precision Production (56 degrees), and Education (146 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,585,679 people), Secondary school teachers (454,395 people), Education administrators (265,274 people), Social workers, all other (200,749 people), and Other managers (196,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (287 degrees awarded), Precision Production (56 degrees), Education (146 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), and Protective Services (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (287 degrees awarded), Precision Production (56 degrees), Education (146 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), and Protective Services (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,812,895 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (387,417 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (283,405 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (252,514 people), and Individual & family services (176,126 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New Mexico University are Public Administration and Social Service (287 degrees awarded), Precision Production (56 degrees), Education (146 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (38 degrees), and Protective Services (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western New Mexico University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 171 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Western New Mexico University was Social Work with 171 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

292
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
597
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (597).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University in Welding Technology, which is 13 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Western New Mexico University in Social Work, which is 7.58 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Western New Mexico University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (28.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western New Mexico University is Male and White (28.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 17.1% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    387 degrees awarded
  2. White
    327 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New Mexico University is hispanic or latino (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (327 degrees).

2.36% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    247 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western New Mexico University is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (247 degrees).

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Operations

Western New Mexico University employs 49 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors and 23 Professors. Most academics at Western New Mexico University are Female Assistant professor (31), Male Assistant professor (18), and Male Associate professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 41 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.54M - Federal
  2. $3.62M - State
  3. $34.8k - Local

As of 2022, Western New Mexico University received $2.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.62M from state grants and contracts, and $34.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.6M
2022 Salaries
10.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western New Mexico University paid a median of $21.6M in salaries, a 10.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.35M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western New Mexico University paid a total of $7.35M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Assistant professor with 49 employees, Associate professor with 25 employees, and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New Mexico University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New Mexico University was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western New Mexico University.

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