University of the Southwest

6610 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240

School Details

The University of the Southwest is located in Hobbs New Mexico.  Originally founded in 1956 as Hobbs Baptist College, a 2 year junior college, the name of the institution changed to New Mexico Baptist College in 1958, when it became a four year college.  The institution became known as the College of the Southwest in 1962, and in 2008 became the University of the Southwest.  The private, non-denominational  liberal arts university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of the Southwest is a Christ centered institution that teaches the belief of God, Jesus Christ and the Bible, and faculty and staff with Christ centered values instruct students to live, work and learn together while valuing each others cultures and beliefs.  The university is dedicated to preparing its students for a lifetime in faith based leadership and service.

The University of the Southwest offers bachelor degrees in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education.  Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Education degrees are offered at the graduate level.  Online courses are available to students requiring a more flexible schedule.

Financial aid packages are available and assist with making it more affordable for students wishing to attend the University of the Southwest.  Campus employment is available to students wishing to participate in a work study program.

The University of the Southwest offers a continuing and professional studies program that offers teachers, counselors and other educational personnel the chance to take classes for continuing education units (CEU’s) or for graduate credits.

Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in the Campus Ministry, Student Organizations and Intramurals offered at the University of the Southwest.  To develop and foster spiritual growth, the university campus past assists student ministry teams with the coordination of the L.I.F.E. Mid-Week Chapel Service, which is a weekly worship service that hosts speakers representing staff, faculty and students as well as religious leaders from the community.  This worship service is held each Wednesday while the students are on campus.  A Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization is available for student athletes interested in attending weekly meetings and Bible studies, and a Catholic Student Association offers the opportunity for those that are interested in learning about the Catholic religion to do so.  Off campus, there are several places of worship in Hobbs, as well as in its surrounding communities, and The University of the Southwest encourages it’s students to not only attend worship events locally, but to also participate in international mission trips and on traveling ministry teams.

To encourage socialization and experiences outside of the classroom, The University of the Southwest offers a variety of organizations to its students including professional organizations, academic honor organizations, performance organizations, Christian ministry organizations and civic and cultural organizations.  An intramural sports program is also available to university students, faculty and staff.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
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  • Percent Admitted:
    open admission policy
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