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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.

300 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,000 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is University of the Southwest?


Contact details for USW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6610 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: 575-392-6561

Can I Afford USW?

$16,000 In-State Tuition
92% Take Out Loans
12.2% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at USW paid $575 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $16,000 $16,000
Fees $200 $200
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

300 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 370 undergraduate students at USW, with 300 being full-time and 70 being part-time.


There are also 534 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 300 full-time undergraduates at USW, 57% are male and 43% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Southwest students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 158
White 70
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 27

Geographic Diversity

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

534 Took All Classes Online
904 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 904 students took at least one online class at the school.

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.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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