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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/04/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Western New Mexico University

P. O. Box 680
1000 West College Avenue

Silver City, NM 88062
(575) 538-6011 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Joseph D. Shepard, President
Name change notes: New Mexico State Teachers College to New Mexico Western College (1950) to Western New Mexico University (1963)
HLC Institution ID: 1512
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1926 - 12/31/1932; 01/01/1942

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2014 - 2015
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2024 - 2025

Last Date of Information Change: 01/27/2015

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

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/18/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,510   668
Graduate: 159   552
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   640  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/18/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 14   119
Bachelors Degrees 39   195
Masters Degrees 10   150
Specialist Degrees 14   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/18/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 16   90

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 09/02/2014)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Deming Mimbres Education Center - Deming, NM; Gallup Graduate Studies Center - Gallup, NM; Southwest School of Cosmetology - WNMU Annex - Silver City, NM; Truth or Consequences Education Cen - Truth or Consequences, NM;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.