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Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University 1000 W. College Ave Silver City, NM 88061 Phone: (505) 538-6336
  • General Information
    About Western New Mexico University

    Western New Mexico University Mustang Athletics offers an opportunity for student athletes to earn a quality education while pursuing their athletic dreams and careers. WNMU is a member of the NCAA Division II and highly competitive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. WNMU Mustangs participate in softball, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, golf, and cross country. Athletics Tuition and Financial Aid Of 81 colleges and universities in the area, WNMU remains the fifth lowest in tuition. Tuition and fees for the 2008-09 academic year was $1635.25 per semester. More than 80% of WNMU students receieve financial assistance each academic year. WNMU participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program (WUE) allowing out-of-state students in 13 states to pay in-state tuition. Quality University WNMU has continued to be recognized for its quality standards over the last decade. The University was presented the Zia Award in 2004, the top recognition given to organizations for performance excellence by Quality New Mexico. WNMU is the first four-year university in the state to earch the QNMU Zia Award. QNM has continued to recognize WNMU with Pinon and Companero honors in 2008 and 2009. WNMU was recognized as the Large Business of the Year by the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce in 2006. WNMU Facts The WNMU main campus is located in Silver City, New Mexico at the foot of the Gila National Forest. Extended campuses include Lordsburg, Deming, Truth or Consequences, and Gallup. Students receive personalized attention from qualified instructors. More than 90% of WNMU’s professors have terminal degrees and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. www.wnmu.edu 1-800-USA-WNMU 1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM WNMU is located in the mountain community of Silver City, population 10,000, which serves as the marketing financial center for a vast four-county area extending west to Arizona and south to Mexico. The Gila National Forest provides opportunities for camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing. Annual community activities include the Wild West Pro Rodeo, the Blues Festival, and the Tour of the Gila. University Setting WNMU Museum Founded in 1974, the WNMU Museum is located in Fleming Hall and is included in the National Historic Register. Permanent exhibits and collections include the internationally famous Eisele Collection of Pottery and Artifacts, one of the largets collections of Mimbres pottery and artifacts on permanent display in the world.


    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, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    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
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 42%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,034
    Native American 132.0
    Asian 42.0
    African American 99.0
    Hispanic 1,790.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,624
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 129

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