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 Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University - Silver City, NM

1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

General information:(505)538-6336
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,360(2,709 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
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 student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,589 $3,812 $4,030 -5%
Out-of-state $12,825 $13,412 $13,414 -0%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,186 $1,222 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,750 $7,950 $8,270 -4%
Other $3,870 $4,028 $4,250 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,688 $6,956 $7,166 -3%
Other $3,870 $4,028 $4,250 -6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,449 $3,590 $3,700 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,209 $16,976 $17,772 -6%
Off Campus $15,147 $15,982 $16,668 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,038 $8,588 $8,952 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $25,445 $26,576 $27,156 -4%
Off Campus $24,383 $25,582 $26,052 -4%
Off Campus with Family $17,274 $18,188 $18,336 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,048
In-state fees $982
Out-of-state tuition $12,432
Out-of-state fees $982
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,466
In-state fee $948
Out-of-state tuition $9,486
Out-of-state fees $948
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 314 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 272 78% $1,354,548 $4,980
Federal grants 238 69% $1,078,253 $4,530
Pell grants 238 69% $1,032,378 $4,338
Other federal grants 61 18% $45,875 $752
State/local government grant or scholarships 133 38% $275,056 $2,068
Institutional grants or scholarships 1 0% $1,239 $1,239
Student loan aid 138 40% $723,892 $5,246
Federal student loans 137 39% $716,841 $5,232
Other student loans 2 1% $7,051 $3,526
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,738 60% $16,204,374 $9,324
Pell grants 1,418 49% $6,402,247 $4,515
Federal student loans 1,034 36% $6,954,081 $6,725

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,659 $9,012 $9,009
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,211 $10,480 $8,773
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,774 $9,931 $6,694
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable $11,484 $11,444
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $13,945 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,360
Undergraduate enrollment 2,709
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 182
Graduate enrollment 651
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Basketball 1313
Football 95-
Golf 126
Softball -16
Tennis 87
Track and Field, X-Country 59
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1926 - 01/01/1933Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1942 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/17/2011 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

02/01/1994 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/13/2007 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

09/01/1992 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 71614
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 233
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate17.8%
Number in default71
Number in repayment397

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00266400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General0----
Category total0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-0---
Botany/Plant Biology-0---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-0---
Zoology/Animal Biology-0---
Category total-7---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-0---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1----
Banking and Financial Support Services7---1
Business Administration and Management, General14010--
Business/Commerce, General-0---
Management Information Systems, General-0---
Operations Management and Supervision-1---
Category total222910-1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3----
Category total3----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications8----
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0---
Category total82---
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--13--
Education, General1----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--19--
Elementary Education and Teaching-0123-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching80--2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0---
Reading Teacher Education--0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-2---
Secondary Education and Teaching-0163-
Special Education and Teaching, General-013-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0---
Technical Teacher Education-1---
Category total9256192
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician20---0
Category total20---0
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-0---
Category total-2---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature-0---
Category total-0---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-0---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist10-0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse190---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-5---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-0---
Category total29150--
History Colleges
History, General-0---
Category total-2---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science----21
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies00---
Category total1918--21
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies1311--0
Category total1311--0
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-2---
Category total-3---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--30--
Category total--30--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-0---
Category total-8---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-0---
Category total-11---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-0---
Geology/Earth Science, General-0---
Physical Sciences-0---
Category total-2---
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder0---7
Category total8---7
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-1---
Category total-6---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-0---
Social Work-135--
Category total-145--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General-0---
Sociology-1---
Category total-3---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Commercial and Advertising Art3----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-3---
Category total34---
Grand total07106931