University description (as per official university website)
New Mexico Highlands University, also known as NMHU, was established in 1893. It was founded as the New Mexico Normal School. After a few name and status changes, it was finally christened New Mexico Highlands University in 1941. It is located at the center of Las Vegas. Along with the main campus, it also operates several centers in Farmington, Roswell, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Raton. NMHU offers several graduate and undergraduate programs. The university currently enrolls more than 3,500 students. Most of them are Native Americans or Hispanics.
For more than a century, New Mexico Highlands University has served as a leading academic, cultural and economic institution for the communities of Northern New Mexico.
Entering its 115th year, NMHU continues its historic mission on its main campus in Las Vegas and centers in Farmington, Roswell, Española/Santa Fe, Rio Rancho/Albuquerque and Raton.
The college experience at New Mexico Highlands University is a blend of both the curricular and extracurricular opportunities that enhance student’s knowledge and success. Whether you study at New Mexico Highlands' main campus in Las Vegas, NM, or at one of the university's centers in Santa Fe/Espanola, Rio Rancho/Albuquerque, Farmington, Raton or Roswell, our professors' attention to your goals and dreams will start you on your journey to success.
Student academic success is paramount at New Mexico Highlands University. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in the arts and sciences, business, education, and social work. Through offering diverse student-support services and activities, NMHU helps to ensure student academic success.