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Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University
1000 W College Ave

About Us:

More than 3,500 students attend our five campuses and online

50% of our undergrads are Hispanic and we are designated as an Hispanic Serving Institution

Classes on average are about 18 students in size

500 degrees are awarded each year

18 countries are represented in our student body

Our mascot is Rawhide. Our colors are Royal Purple and Golden Yellow.


Established on February 11, 1893

We've had four names: Normal School, New Mexico State Teacher's College, New Mexico Western College, Western New Mexico University (1963)

Five buildings are registered as cultural properties: Fleming Hall, Graham Gymnasium, Hunter Hall, Light Hall, Ritch Hall

Longest tradition: the Great Race, established in 1967

We've had 15 Presidents. Dr. Joseph Shepard was inaugurated in 2011.

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