University of the Southwest

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School Overview

The University of Southwest (USW), located in Hobbs, New Mexico, is a four-year private interdenominational college. In 1962, the school adopted it’s current name from the two-year Baptist institution it had been previously.

USW offers baccalaureate degrees in various fields of study and disciplines including business, administration, education, psychology, criminal justice, sports management and more. The university also has a prestigious graduate program that awards degrees in bilingual education, business, counseling and special education.

To satisfy the growth and development of the school, the Board of Trustees at USW voted to change the official name from College of the Southwest to “University of the Southwest” in March 2008. The transition from “College of Southwest” to “University of Southwest” took several years and for quite some time people continued referring to the university as College of the Southwest.

The USW Mustangs contend in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) which is part the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). USW offers student the opportunity to participate in various athletic teams and sports including basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track and field, baseball and volleyball.

General Information

Admission Office

6610 Lovington Highway #506

Hobbs, NM 88240

(505) 392-6563

(800) 530-4400

Fax: (505) 392-6006



Contact: Ashley Taylor

Admissions Coordinator
Main Address

6610 Lovington Highway

Hobbs, NM 88240

(505) 392-6561

www.usw.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 397

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 87

Degree-seeking undergrads: 393

Graduate enrollment: 191

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs


College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Education

Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of the Southwest Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(575) 392-6561
Website:www.usw.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.usw.edu/admissions/undergraduate_admission/undergraduate-admission-application
Address:6610 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
Setting:41
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,088
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):14%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:199 (18% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$15,456
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,456
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,749

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of the Southwest Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of the Southwest.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services87
Education748
Health Professions and Related Programs12
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Psychology2
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total72319

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of the Southwest.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services87
Education748
Health Professions and Related Programs12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Psychology2
Grand total71719

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of the Southwest and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$15,456
Out-of-state$15,456
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,376
Out-of-state$14,376

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid8799%
Grant or scholarship aid8799%$6,749
Student loan aid6978%$2,910

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid39288%$4,786
Federal student loans29666%$2,884

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of the Southwest. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of the Southwest students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants263138125
Percent admitted100%67%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%43%26%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of the Southwest Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,088
Undergraduate enrollment530
Graduate enrollment558

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of the Southwest Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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