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21-month Duration

60 Credits

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Advance Your Career with a Versatile Business Credential

This flexible degree completion program allows you to customize your studies based on your professional interests.

  • Hands-On Coursework
  • Interdisciplinary Electives
  • Student-Focused Faculty
  • Fast-Track Your Degree with 30 Transfer Credits


24-month Duration

45 Credits

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Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree and Advance Your Career in Public Safety

This flexible degree completion program allows you to to finish your undergraduate education while receiving credit for previous academic experience. At least 30 Transfer Credits required.

  • Flexible Online Format
  • Occupational/Vocational Training Credit Accepted
  • Industry-Experienced Faculty


12-month Duration

36 Credits

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Advance Your Business Career with a Convenient, Flexible Degree

The ACBSP-accredited MBA program allows you to tailor your education to your goals so you can graduate with the skills employers need.

  • Fast, Flexible Coursework
  • Concentrations Available
  • Faculty Advising
  • No Entrance Exam


2-3 year Duration

49 Credits

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Elevate Your Nursing Career with an Online MSN

The MSN-FNP prepares you to assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic medical conditions across the lifespan.

  • Industry-Experienced Faculty
  • Accelerated Track Available
  • Three Practicums and a Residency
  • Prepare for State Licensure (APRN)


14-month Duration

32 Credits

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Pursue Leadership Positions with a Bachelor’s in Nursing

The CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program fits into your schedule so you can advance your career while delivering care.

  • Fast, flexible Coursework
  • Highly Regarded Faculty
  • One-on-One Advising
  • Up to 95 Transfer Credits


2-3 year Duration

63 Credits

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Prepare for Direct Patient Care with Diverse Populations

The CSWE-accredited program readies you with the knowledge, skills and ethical principles necessary to serve communities.

  • Multicultural Approach
  • Clinical Focus
  • Experienced Faculty
  • Licensure Preparation

Earn Your Degree From an Accredited Institution

New Mexico Highlands University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs and schools are accredited by industry-specific organizations, as well.

Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education C C N E Accredited

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Accredited by the Council Council on Social Work Education C S W E

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs A C B S P Global Business Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

No campus residencies are required for our degrees. Our flexible classes can be completed wherever you are.

Our tuition rates are lower than those of similar schools, making our degrees accessible and cost-effective.

At Highlands University, 89% of faculty members hold the highest degrees possible in their fields.

Unique for public universities, our 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures students get the attention they need.

We focus on our multiethnic student body, fostering a culture of inclusiveness and awareness.

Why Choose New Mexico Highlands?


We celebrate your victories and support you through your challenges.

Practical learning

Our educational practices enhance learning through real-life application.

Accessible education

Everyone deserves a great education, so we are an open-admissions university.

Social mobility

Affordable tuition means graduates have less debt and can pursue their dreams.

Take the Next Step with Cost-Effective Programs

No. 3 Most Affordable Online MBA in Finance Degree
Master of Finance

No. 9 in the Top 30 RN to BSN Degrees Under $15,000

No. 23 U.S. Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates
College Vine

Best Bang for Buck recognition
Washington Monthly magazine

“There were a number of mentors at Highlands who helped me succeed. I’m very grateful to Highlands because the university and its people opened me to greater scholarship and professional opportunities.”
– Hector Balderas, JD, New Mexico Attorney General, NMHU Alumnus

New Mexico Highlands University – Transforming Lives

At New Mexico Highlands University, we foster creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts and sciences. As a premier comprehensive university, we transform lives and communities through education with our range of on-campus and online programs.

  • Multicultural focus
  • Accessible education
  • Family atmosphere
  • Opportunity for all

The University is fully accredited by and in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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