University of the Southwest Trade Programs
University of the Southwest is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hobbs, New Mexico. USW is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.
Where Is University of the Southwest?
Contact details for USW are given below.
|Address:||6610 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240|
Can I Afford USW?
|In State||Out of State|
|On Campus Room and Board||$8,810||$8,810|
|On Campus Other Expenses||$2,800||$2,800|
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USW, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $5,007 a year. That adds up to $20,028 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USW is 12.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
University of the Southwest Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 534 graduate students at the school.
Of the 300 full-time undergraduates at USW, 57% are male and 43% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Southwest students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||41|
|Hispanic or Latino||158|
New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Southwest. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 13 countries are represented at USW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Colombia, Australia, and Netherlands.
Online Learning at University of the Southwest
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USW has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of USW
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of the Southwest was $16,200 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how USW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Health Care Management||#37||#7|
Online Growth Rankings of USW
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Southwest was -5.1%. This is the #697 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at USW regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USW ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USW.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health Care Management||#229|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#483|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of the Southwest Trade School Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Health Care Management||2||2|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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