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Yes. Whether you learn in person or online, you will receive the same top-notch education from experienced, attentive faculty.

Textbooks are not included in the total tuition cost. Find out more about tuition and aid.

You may incur costs beyond tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and other fees. Consider these expenses as you budget for your education.

For students without a business background, BUSA 5000 is required.

Yes. We will work with you to ensure your success if deployed.

Yes. Online students are part of the Highlands University family and always welcome on campus.

Yes. Our programs were designed with working adults in mind. Contact us to find out more.

Yes. Dependents and spouses qualify for benefits.

Yes. Most of our programs feature transfer credit policies to help you graduate quickly and efficiently. Find your program of interest.

Yes. We currently offer three types of payment plans. Contact us to learn more.

Yes. Contact us for more information.

Yes. We offer some of our most popular programs online. Explore online programs at Highlands University.

This varies by program. To find out more, explore your program of interest.

Yes. We offer a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Yes. We will accept up to six graduate transfer credits with program director approval.

No work experience is required. Find out more about admissions requirements.

Yes. The flexible program can be completed at a full-time or part-time pace.

No. The program is entirely online.

No. Our program does not require an entrance exam.

Students are expected to come to campus for one weekend per year in the program. The residency weekend in the first year is for orientation and residency weekend in the second year is for intensive skills training.

Yes. You will move through your classes with the same group of students.

Yes. The program can be completed in two years at a full-time pace or three years at a part-time pace.

No work experience is required. Find out more about admissions requirements.

No entrance exam is required for the program. Find out more about admissions requirements.

You will receive 95 credits for your required associate degree and valid RN license when you enroll. Nursing students who have earned an RN from a New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) partner school may transfer up to nine required NMNEC-approved nursing credits into the NMHU RN-BSN program. Contact us to find out more.

No. The program is entirely online.

Yes. The flexible program can be completed at a full-time or part-time pace.

No work experience is required. Find out more about admissions requirements.

Many students pay for school with a combination of scholarships, loans and payment plans. Find out more about tuition and aid.

You’ll need a completed online application, along with other materials such as transcripts. Find out more about applying to New Mexico Highlands.

You’ll need a completed online application, along with other materials such as transcripts and answers to four in-depth questions about your understanding of the profession of social work, why the MSW online program at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at NMHU is a good fit, how your privilege and/or marginalization has informed your understanding of people whose lives are different from your own and what contributions you want to make in serving populations in the U.S. Southwest. Find out more about applying to New Mexico Highlands.

You’ll need a completed online application, along with other materials such as transcripts and a copy of your valid, unencumbered RN license. Find out more about applying to New Mexico Highlands.

The program can be completed in as few as 12 months.

At a full-time pace, the program can be completed in just two years.

The program can be completed in 14 months.

The application itself only takes a matter of minutes. Gathering documents and completing essays may take additional time. We typically review applications within 24-48 hours.

The program has been offered online since 1998.

The program has been available online since the summer of 2008.

There are 12 courses in the program, offered in eight-week terms. Explore the curriculum.

There are 19 core courses and four focus courses in the program. Learn more about our curriculum.

There are 11 core courses in the program, offered in eight-week terms. Explore the curriculum.

The program consists of 36 credit hours.

The program consists of 63 credit hours.

The core nursing program consists of 32 credit hours. You’ll receive up to 95 credits when you enroll for your associate degree and RN license. The total number of credits needed for program completion is 120.

We require approximately 450 hours of field hours per year. Find out more.

None. The program can be completed entirely online. Explore our curriculum.

Be prepared to devote 6-9 hours per week to the program.

We have three starts in the fall, spring and summer.

While some cases may take longer, completed applications are typically reviewed the same day for undergraduate applicants. Graduate applications typically take two days.

You’ll be notified via email and through the mobile app when an acceptance decision is made. Find out more about the application process.

Once your employer sends authorization, we will bill your employer. Contact us about your specific situation.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs and schools are accredited by industry-specific bodies, as well. See your program of interest for more information.

No. Online students receive the same education as on-campus students, and their diplomas are the same as well.

Yes. The program is ACBSP-accredited.

Yes. The program is CSWE-accredited.

Yes. The program is CCNE accredited.

We have a physical campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico, as well as various centers in the Southwest. Find out more about New Mexico Highlands.

Admissions requirements vary by program. Explore our online programs for more.

Yes. Online students are welcome to walk at graduation.

Our core values are excellence, diversity, accessibility and responsiveness. Learn more about New Mexico Highlands.

We require a completed online application and transcripts. Find out more about applying to the MBA program.

We require a completed online application, transcripts, references and an essay. Find out more about applying to the MSW program.

We require a completed online application, transcripts of a completed nursing program and a valid, unencumbered RN license. Find out more about applying to the RN-BSN program.

We have two start dates in August and January.

Many of our programs offer up to six start dates throughout the year, meaning it’s always a good time to apply. Start your application today.

You’ll need a modern PC with camera, microphone, speakers and reliable internet access. Find out more about technology and support.

A cohort means that you move through your coursework with the same group of students, allowing you to foster a community. Find out more about learning online at New Mexico Highlands.

We require a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all previous university work. Contact us for more information.

We require a 3.0 GPA. If your GPA is below 3.0, your application will be reviewed for consideration.

We require a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Learn more.

We are proud of our small class sizes. Most courses have a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Tuition is $525 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition and fees.

Tuition is $525 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition and fees.

Tuition is $325 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition and fees.

Most of our classes have a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

To start the admissions process, fill out our online application form. Find out more about how to apply to New Mexico Highlands.

Most of our programs feature transfer credit policies to ensure you graduate quickly and efficiently. Transfer credit policies vary by program. Find your program of interest.

New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university serving our local and global communities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attain an exceptional education by fostering creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts, sciences and professions within a diverse community.

The total estimated tuition for the program is $18,900.

The total estimated tuition for the program is $33,075.

The total estimated tuition for the program is $10,400.

Our FAFSA code is 002653.

An MBA is an extremely versatile degree. Upon graduation, you can pursue a variety of in-demand careers in marketing, human resources, health care and other booming fields. Explore career options.

The business department hosts speakers and alumni throughout the semester. You can also network within your classes with students from all around the country.

We provide opportunities for students to network with other students from different locations and backgrounds in our programs. Our faculty are also experienced, well connected professionals.

Our online tutoring platform is available to students 24/7. Most subjects are included, such as writing, humanities, science, math and business. The library is also available 24/7 online for research, resources, articles and more. Learn more about the online experience.

An accessibility services coordinator will work with you to arrange the appropriate services. Contact us to find out more about your specific situation.

Leadership skills, evidence-based practice and improved communication and writing. You’ll be better prepared for higher level nursing jobs.

Active military members and veterans may qualify for New Mexico in-state tuition rates. Contact us to learn more.

Our faculty members take a student-first approach. We offer one-on-one advising and foster a family atmosphere online and on campus. Learn more about the online experience.

We were founded in 1893. Find out more about us.

New Mexico Highlands University is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. We also have centers in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Farmington and Roswell.

Contact our financial aid office at 1-800-379-4038 or contact us online.

Contact us and someone will be in touch as soon as possible to learn more about your situation and offer support.

The mission of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work includes a commitment to populations of the U.S. Southwest and the unique challenges facing families and communities in this region.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bachelor’s degree is often necessary for administrative and research positions, as well as other leadership roles. A bachelor’s degree is also necessary if you wish to pursue graduate education in nursing.

No. Your diploma will not indicate that your degree was earned online.

Yes. We provide technology support to all students by phone and email, even offering extended hours. Find out more.

Upon graduation, students will have the degree required for social work licensure and be ready to take the ASWB national exam.

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