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University of the Southwest
University of the Southwest 6610 Lovington Hwy Hobbs, NM 88240 Phone: (575) 392-6561
  • General Information
    About University of the Southwest

    University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative. Teaching at University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state. University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged; At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they come; and As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 441
      Percent Admitted 42%
      Men Admitted 50%
      Women Admitted 35%
      Full Time Retention Rate 66%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 290 470
        Math 308 522
        Writing 350 470
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 15 23
        English 14 24
        Math 17 23
        Writing 15 17
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 616
      Native American 5
      Asian 19
      African American 27
      Hispanic 224
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 271
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 165

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