NMHU is the only New Mexico higher education institution ranked in the Top 100 for both online and overall affordability by College Consensus

Las Vegas, NM–New Mexico Highlands University has been ranked No. 28 nationally among the 100 Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2024 by College Consensus. NMHU is the only public college or university in New Mexico to be ranked for Online Affordability.

NMHU is also ranked No. 86 by College Consensus in the 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities in the nation. This ranking makes NMHU the only higher education institution in the state to be ranked in both the 100 Most Affordable Online Colleges and the 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities for 2024.

NMHU is home to several prestigious academic programs, including The Center for Excellence in Social Work, The Native American Social Work Studies Institute, The Institute for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Learning and Teaching, and New Mexico’s only accredited Forestry program that plays a major role in the state’s reforestation efforts. Recently, two of NMHU’s top scientists received national media attention for discovering a new anaconda species.

“This ranking highlights the value of a New Mexico Highlands University education,” President Sam Minner said. “But NMHU equally represents a quality education because of our outstanding academic programs, a vast array of student support services we provide to help shepherd our students from their first day on campus to completing their degree, and an engaged administration, faculty, and staff. At New Mexico Highlands University, value and quality converge to give our graduates an exceptional education that transforms lives and communities.”

To be considered for the College Consensus online ranking, colleges must be accredited and recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics while offering at least three bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed completely or primarily online.

Here are links to the two rankings:

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