1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061

School Details

Western New Mexico University is a public university that is located on an 80-acre campus in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU is located in a small, historic southwestern community with a relaxed atmosphere, which gives students the chance to learn about a diverse culture and population. Silver City’s great weather and scenic environment provides outdoor recreational opportunities. Western New Mexico University was first established in 1893, as the New Mexico Normal School. Throughout the decades, the university has continued to accommodate growth, expanding programs and constructing necessary facilities. Today, the four-year public university promotes a vision “as a leader among peer institutions as evidenced by measurable success in meeting the education, research and service needs” of students.

Western New Mexico University offer associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificate programs. Western New Mexico University maintains partnerships with other colleges and universities, and offers tuition waivers and easy transfer guidelines. Furthermore, several pre-professional programs exist as a result of partnerships with other New Mexico universities. Online classes and programs are fully accredited. The online classroom environment is asynchronous, however student’s complete coursework within a set schedule that follows deadlines established by the instructor. Online degree programs are also available.

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Accreditation & Licensing

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

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


Associate of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Applied Science in General Business Master of Business Administration / General Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Administration Master of Business Administration / Instructional Technology & Design Master of Business Administration / International Business Master of Business Administration / Management Information Systems

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate in Border Security Studies Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics


Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Family Support Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Bachelor of Science in Special Education Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Coach Graduate Certificate in Teaching Online Graduate Certificate in Technology Coordinator Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Master of Arts in Teaching Undergraduate Certificate in Child Development Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Infant Family Studies


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Psychology & Human Services

Associate of Arts in Human Services Bachelor of Applied Science in Rehabilitation Services Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Social Work