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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/01/2015

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New Mexico Highlands University

Box 9000
105 Diamond Avenue

Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 425-7511 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. James A. Fries, President
Name change notes: New Mexico Normal University to New Mexico Highlands University (1941)
HLC Institution ID: 1500
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1926

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2009 - 2010

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2019 - 2020

Last Date of Information Change: 02/24/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,510   765
Graduate: 591   680
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   41  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 3   0
Bachelors Degrees 36   458
Masters Degrees 18   375
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 21   12

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 04/07/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Santo Domingo Head Start Program - Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM; NMHU Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM; Turquoise Mental Health - Carlsbad, NM; Clovis Community College - Clovis, NM; NMHU Espanola - Espanola, NM; NMHU in partnership with San Juan C - Farmington, NM; New Mexico Junior College - Hobbs, NM; Los Alamos High School - Los Alamos, NM; NMHU @ Rio Rancho - Rio Rancho, NM; NMHU at Roswell - Roswell, NM; NMHU in partnership with Santa Fe C - Santa Fe, NM; NMHU at the Higher Education Center - Santa Fe, NM;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.