Innovations abound while core principles remain
What has Highlands been up to lately?
Quite a lot, you’ll find.
We now offer a master of fine arts degree in Media Arts and Technology.
The Highlands paleomagnetic lab — the only one in the region — continues to expand with a vibrating sample magnetometer, paving the way for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research.
You’ll see breakthroughs unfolding in many other areas as well:
- Drones used to conduct wetlands research
- Geology students presenting their findings at a national conference after their research trip to the Czech Republic
- The Legislative Fellowship, which provides you with the opportunity to shadow a New Mexican politician while building skills in leadership and state government
Your family is still here
As you’ll discover, though, one thing has remained consistent. That is our emphasis on family.
Here, you won’t get lost in the system. We respect you as an individual, with a unique set of goals and circumstances, and we honor our commitment to you.
Our staff will work with you to make your transition back to Highlands as smooth as possible.
This means flexible scheduling, a range of locations (including an option for online learning), and faculty who respect your need to balance your coursework with other obligations.
Most important, our professors and advisors are mentors who provide you with the resources and opportunities to help you grow professionally.
An education you can use at a fraction of the cost
If you’re hesitant about returning to school due to financial concerns, you’re not alone. Rest assured, though, that we will work with you to obtain the financial aid you need. The majority of our students receive scholarships and grants to cover tuition and other expenses, allowing them to graduate with little to no debt.
Best of all, when you apply, you’re automatically considered for scholarships. Your time is valuable, and it shouldn’t be wasted on endless paperwork.
But we offer more than a low-cost education. We offer an education that will serve you for the rest of your personal and professional life.
In a survey conducted among 2019 graduates, 95% of respondents reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of education relative to the cost. Students praised professors for their “in-depth knowledge,” “accessibility,” and ability to teach “more of what the real work environment is all about.”
In fact, bridging the gap between textbook learning and gaining real-world skills is one of our priorities. You’ll find that our professors value hands-on learning above all else, and innovations in the form of improved facilities and new equipment make these transactions possible.
The majority of Highlands graduates go on to obtain careers in their fields. In fact, the nonprofit Educate to Career rated Highlands number one among New Mexico colleges for career outcomes.
A recent survey of alumni who graduated in 2015 and 2016 revealed that 87% were either satisfied or very satisfied with their current jobs. That is huge in today’s job market, and it demonstrates our commitment to setting you up for post-college success.
Are you ready to continue your Highlands journey? Apply here.
Through the Summer: More Virtual Events Coming
Through 8/31: Virtual Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery