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University of the Southwest: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

University of the Southwest

Website: http://www.usw.edu
Address: 6610 Lovington Hwy , Hobbs , New Mexico - 88240
Phone: (505) 392-6561
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's, Master's
Campus setting
Fringe Rural
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Not applicable
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students No
Placement services for completers No
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning Yes
ROTC No
Study abroad No
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $25
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
270
122
148
Percent admitted
79%
85%
73%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
44%
44%
44%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
290
470
SAT Math
308
522
SAT Writing
350
470
ACT Composite
15
23
ACT English
14
24
ACT Math
17
23
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $14,710
Out-of-state tuition $14,710
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $6,200
On-campus other expenses $2,400
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
100%
-
Federal grant aid
75%
$1,580
State or local grant aid
30%
$1,503
Institutional grant aid
95%
-
Loan aid
85%
$2,691
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
509
43%
57%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 394
Estimated graduates enrolled 190
Undergraduates 24 years old -
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old -
GRADUATION RATE
Total 50%
Men 57%
Women 45%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 0%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 21%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 50%

Contact Information

Address: Hobbs, New Mexico
Phone Number: (575)392-6561

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $11,200 $12,480 $12,964 $13,612 5.0%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,400 $1,500 7.1%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,000 $5,400 $6,200 $6,400 3.2%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,400 $2,800 16.7%
Off Campus          
Room and board $11,260 $12,190 $13,140 $14,010 6.6%
Other $1,000 $1,200 $1,400 $1,500 7.1%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $800 $875 $1,000 $1,200 20.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $20,400 $21,080 $22,964 $24,312 5.9%
Off Campus $24,660 $27,070 $28,904 $30,622 5.9%
Off Campus with Family $13,200 $14,555 $15,364 $16,312 6.2%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 441 212 229
Percent admitted 42% 50% 35%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 63% 70%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 32 17%
ACT 26 14%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 289 472
SAT Math 300 530
SAT Writing 350 480
ACT Composite 16 24
ACT English 15 25
ACT Math 16 25

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1980 -   Accredited

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