Private 4 Year

University of the Southwest

Hobbs, New Mexico

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University of the Southwest overview
Location Hobbs, New Mexico
Online usw.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
University of the Southwest overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of the Southwest, located in Hobbs, New Mexico, is a private, four-year educational institution established in 1962. Set in a rural atmosphere, the university emphasizes a personalized learning experience with a Christian perspective across its diverse academic offering. With a modest student population, it fosters an environment conducive to individual attention and academic support. The institution offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, education, and psychology. While the university maintains an inclusive admissions policy, it attracts a variety of students with varying academic profiles. On-campus living is available through residence halls, providing students with convenient access to classes and campus resources. Not known for major athletic conquests, the focus at University of the Southwest remains primarily on its academic and spiritual mission.

University of the Southwest has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  499 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 567 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $17,000 plus fees of $200.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of the Southwest
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $8,910
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$28,910

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

18% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of the Southwest students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Education 29%
Psychology 17%
Biology 7%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188182 IPEDS survey data for University of the Southwest.

Current students may use the University of the Southwest GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.