Graduate Program Overview

Western New Mexico University is a four-years, public school located in Silver City, New Mexico. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $5,163 for New Mexico residents and $10,335 for out-of-state students. It offers twenty-nine (29) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern New Mexico University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM
Graduate School Students1,022 students
862 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$5,163
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 29 Graduate Programs
10 Master's, 19 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Western New Mexico University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For New Mexico residents, the tuition & fees are $5,163 and $10,335 for non-New Mexico residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $198 for New Mexico residents and $282 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$198$282
Books & Supplies$1,600
Room & Board$10,590 (On-Campus) / $10,590 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,288 (On-Campus) / $4,288 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,641$26,813
Off-Campus Total$21,641$26,813
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western New Mexico University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 29 major areas - 10 Master's (9 online programs), 19 Post-Bachelor'(11 online programs). 250 students have been conferred Master's degree and 54 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services
Engineering Technology
Precision Production Trades

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,896 students enrolled in Western New Mexico University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,022 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 222 male and 800 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 301 full-time and 721 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 862 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 112 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students222
Women Students800
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students301
Part-time Students721
By race/ethnicity 504 White, 75 Black, and 24 Asian students are attending at Western New Mexico University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races27
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western New Mexico University, 862 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 112 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,022
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses862
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses112
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses48
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses862
New Mexico Resident460
Other State In U.S.395
Outside of U.S.7

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