University Of The Southwest

Overview of University Of The Southwest

University of the Southwest can be found in Hobbs, NM (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at University of the Southwest.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in business and management, education and teaching.

University of the Southwest Selectivity

University of the Southwest does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 21% of potential students in 2007-2008. Only 25% of students scored 290 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at University of the Southwest centered around 308 to 522, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 552 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

A lot of students at University of the Southwest attend part-time. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. University of the Southwest offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Red River Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference competitions. University of the Southwest offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest
6610 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs , NM 88240
General Phone: (505) 392-6561

University of the Southwest Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching67multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, educational assessment and testing, early childhood special ed, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management31business, business management, accounting, human resources development, MIS, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Liberal Arts11English, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy0religion, religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of the Southwest in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9325
Master's degree408

University of the Southwest Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of the Southwest had a total enrollment of 552 students (567 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 5%
Hispanic 37%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 16%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico41%
(International Students)26%

University of the Southwest Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 33 %
Part-Time 50 %

University of the Southwest Room and Board (2007)

University of the Southwest offers campus housing for 190 of its 567 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hobbs, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of the Southwest Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal290470
SAT Math308522
SAT Writing350470
ACT Verbal1424
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1523

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT39%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT46%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of the Southwest Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,964
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,964
Room and board $ 6,200
Room charge $ 3,370
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,200
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
University of the Southwest participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265000)

University of the Southwest Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track108

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*3$59,172
Associate professorcalendar year5$48,9523$45,711
Assistant professorcalendar year4$41,8971*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$45,9118$48,018

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of the Southwest Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports203454

University of the Southwest Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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University of the Southwest Highlights

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What Sets University of the Southwest Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 9%University of the Southwest Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%University of the Southwest Number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%University of the Southwest % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%University of the Southwest Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%University of the Southwest % of degrees in business and management
% students 40 years or older
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 20%University of the Southwest % students 40 years or older

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