University of the Southwest

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University of the Southwest
Type Private Liberal Arts College
Established 1962 (1962)
Religious affiliation
Non-denominational
President Dr. Quint Thurman
Provost Dr. Larry Guerrero
Students 1,009[1]
Undergraduates 441[2]
Postgraduates 643[3]
Location Hobbs, New Mexico
Athletics Mustangs
Website https://www.usw.edu

University of the Southwest is a private interdenominational four-year university located in Hobbs, New Mexico, United States. The university was incorporated under its current name in 1962, although the college existed several years prior as a two-year Baptist educational institution.[4]

University of the Southwest grants baccalaureate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. The university also offers both a MBA and Masters of Science in Education program. University of the Southwest was accredited through the Higher Learning Commission in 1980.[5]

History[edit]

University of the Southwest was originally founded by B. Clarence Evans as Hobbs Baptist College in 1956. Hobbs Baptist College operated as a two-year junior college until 1958. The college was renamed New Mexico Baptist College in 1958 when the college began granting four-year degrees.

In 1961 the college was relocated to its present location in Hobbs, NM, United States. Once the college was relocated, it was refounded as an interdenominational private four-year liberal arts college. The name was again changed in 2008 to the present University of the Southwest.[6]

Academics[edit]

University of the Southwest grants degrees in over fifty undergraduate and fifteen graduate programs. These programs operate within three academic schools at the University.[7]

  • School of Arts and Science[8]
    • Biology
    • Christian Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • English
    • General Studies
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Pre-Med
    • Sociology
  • School of Business & Professional Studies[9]
    • Accounting
    • E-Commerce
    • Energy Management
    • Finance
    • Global Business Management
    • Management
    • Sports Management
    • MBA
  • School of Education[10]
    • Elementary Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
    • MSEd

Athletics[edit]

University of the Southwest competes in intercollegiate athletics as the Mustangs.The Mustangs began to officially compete in 1994. The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Mustangs are members of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC).[11]

Men's sports include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women's sports include

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Activities[edit]

There are twelve student organizations at University of the Southwest. These student organizations operate in the areas of professionalism, academic honors, ministry, and civics. The university supports an intramural sports program wherein students, staff, and faculty participate.[12]

University of the Southwest hosts the Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series. This lecture series attracts prominent and influential men and women from all areas of life to give informative and inspirational lectures. A notable aspect of the series is that it is completely free of charge regardless of who the speaker is.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Center for Educational Statistics [Institute of Educational Sciences. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=university of the southwest
  2. ^ National Center for Educational Statistics [Institute of Educational Sciences. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=university of the southwest
  3. ^ National Center for Educational Statistics [Institute of Educational Sciences. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=university of the southwest
  4. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  5. ^ Higher Learning Commission https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Action=ShowBasic&Itemid=&instid=1921&lang=en. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://www.hlcommission.org/
  6. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  7. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  8. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  9. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  10. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  11. ^ University of the Southwest Athletics http://www.uswmustangs.com/f/Quick_Facts.php (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  12. ^ University of the Southwest University of Southwest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from https://www.usw.edu/
  13. ^ Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series Previous Speakers. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://www.jfmaddox.org/Grants/DLS/PreviousSpeakers.aspx

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