Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,528
Graduate Enrollment: 1,031
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 47.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 14.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 2.5% (2011)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 44.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 23.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 13.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 25.4%
Black: 5.6%
Hispanic: 56.4%
Asian: 1.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 3.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.8%
2+ races: 2.2%
Non-resident alien: 2.8%
Unknown race: 2.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,707
In-State tuition: $6,558
Out-of-State tuition: $13,541

Estimated books and supplies: $1,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,590 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,288 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,590 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,288 (2022)

Average Family Income: $38,801 (2017)
Median Family Income: $21,494 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 43.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 33.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $244 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,902
$30k-48k $14,004
$48k-75k $20,213
$75k-110k $20,213
$110k+ $0

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 19%
6-year graduation rate: 29%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $13,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 52.3% (2015)
@3 year 59.0% (2017)
@5 year 57.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 28.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 32.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,961 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $43,178 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 7
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2
Associate's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 15 $48,175 ($4,015)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 7
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 14
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate English Language and Literature, General. 10
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 17
Bachelor's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 18 $47,939 ($3,995)
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 40 $50,960 ($4,247) $34,872 ($2,906)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 13
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 19 $27,500
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, General. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 11
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate History. 1
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 7
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 30 $20,379 $146 $29,592 ($2,466) $43,272 ($3,606)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2
Associate's Degree Human Services, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 36 $35,448 $311 $35,069 ($2,922)
Master's Degree Social Work. 129 $449 $48,356 ($4,030)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Work. 35 $435
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Political Science and Government. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 37
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 13
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 3 $44,807 ($3,734)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 3
Associate's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 17
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 18 $22,708 $193 $42,742 ($3,562)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 28 $31,088 $270 $71,629 ($5,969) $80,589 ($6,716)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 10
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 19
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 11
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 21 $62,047 ($5,171)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $61,677
Full time faculty: 43%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $13,100,317 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $16,316,475 (2022)