Why New Mexico Highlands?

New Mexico Highlands is a small school, but that’s a great thing! Our 15:1 student-faculty ratio is unique for a public university. Classes are small so you can get to know classmates and get one-on-one attention from professors.

That’s why

  • New Mexico Highlands is consistently #1 in New Mexico for student satisfaction according to alumni surveys.
  • New Mexico Highlands is a leading college in the best bang for the buck category, according to Washington Monthly magazine.
  • New Mexico Highlands is one of the leading colleges in the country for boosting our students’ social mobility, according to the Brookings Institution.
  • Highlands University is consistently recognized for its tuition value.
  • We boast some of the best facilities in the state. From 24-7 web-based tutoring to state-of-the-art science labs and media studios, Highlands University has the resources to make the most of your academic experience.
  • Eighty-nine percent of faculty members at Highlands University hold the highest possible degrees in their fields, which means you’ll be taught by experts who care about your future.


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