6610 North Lovington Highway Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

(575) 392-6561 or (800) 530-4400

Founded in 1962, University of the Southwest (USW) is a private, four-year Christian university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees both on-campus and online, and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for ‘Top Online Education Programs’ and ‘Top Online Business Programs.’

Built on a foundation of Christian values and a servant leadership philosophy , University of the Southwest is a community of dedicated staff and faculty committed to developing each student, helping them achieve their full potential in the classroom, on the playing field and in the communities they serve.


Welcome to University of the Southwest!

For over 50 years, University of the Southwest has been offering academically stimulating and career-enhancing degree programs in a variety of disciplines.

A dynamic, intellectual environment, USW will provide you endless opportunities to learn, lead and make a difference in your life and the lives of others. As a student, you will be motivated to succeed, inspired to serve and empowered to take action toward your future.

Whether you’re interested in one of our on-campus or online undergraduate programs or pursuing one of our fully online graduate degrees, USW provides you the knowledge, the resources, and the support you need.

See why USW is the place to pursue your education!


Building leaders through faith, responsibility and initiative.

Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field or through the computer, the University of the Southwest is committed to developing you academically, spiritually and personally. With over 50 undergraduate programs and 15 graduate programs to choose from – either online or at our campus in Hobbs – your courses are taught by quality faculty who are committed to your success.

Whatever educational path you choose, realize that you are part of a community that is dedicated to excellence in academics, athletics and Christ-centered living.

Our Schools
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Business & Professional Studies
School of Education


Earn your degree on your schedule.

Between work, family, and all of life’s other commitments, earning a degree can be difficult to fit in to your busy schedule. University of the Southwest can help. Whether it’s a bachelor’s degree, post-graduate degree, licensure, or a single course, USW offers a flexible, online alternative to pursing your education.

Providing all of the resources of our brick-and-mortar university – including small class sizes, stellar faculty, and challenging curricula – USW Online offers you the convenience, quality, and affordability to help you achieve your goals.

At USW Online:

  • There are no charges for out-of-state tuition and no distance education or technology fees.
  • You will communicate with classmates and professors in a virtual environment with tools to support your learning style.
  • You can access your classes anytime, anywhere. Courses are delivered using the latest technology (Blackboard and CAMS-Enterprise course management, e/pop web conferencing and MediaCAST) to provide dynamic, interactive learning environments, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Get Involved!

Learning and engagement goes beyond the classroom. At University of the Southwest, academics are one aspect of the student experience. Whether you live on campus or commute from home, the opportunities to participate in student activities are abundant, and the effects are boundless.

Campus Ministry
Embark on a spiritual journey through worship, outreach, and community involvement.

Student Organizations
Engage with students of like-minded interests and cultures.

Challenge your fellow students and faculty to exciting games of sport.

Build a better community through service and leadership. Plus, participate in our Servant Leadership Scholarship Program.

For more information contact Nichole Green , Director of Campus Life

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