Comparative look at regional colleges and universities

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers

Eastern New Mexico University

Fall semester begins: Aug. 28

Last day to register: Sept. 1

Cost per credit hour: $89 per credit hour for New Mexico undergraduate students, $103.25 per credit hour for New Mexico graduate students

Status: Public university

Mission statement: “The university mission is based on the concept of student success, and the people of the University provide student-centered academic and extracurricular programs to fulfill this mission.

The institution recognizes the global nature of society and is committed to educating students to be productive citizens with successful careers and fulfilling lives.”

Focus: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered. The university offers 50 majors and pre-professional programs. It is divided into a graduate school and four colleges — business, education and technology, fine arts and liberal arts and sciences.

Location: 1200 W. University in Portales

Phone: 562-1011

On the Web: www.enmu.edu

Clovis Community College

Fall semester begins: Aug. 28

Last day to register: Sept. 1

Cost per credit hour: $49 per credit hour for New Mexico residents in-district

Status: Public college

Mission statement: “To provide you with all the tools you need to achieve your educational goals.”

Focus: The college offers associate’s degrees and professional certificates. More than 20 areas of study are offered, including cosmetology, automotive technology, and media arts.

Location: 417 Schepps Blvd.

Phone: 769-2811

On the Web: www.clovis.edu

E-mail: becky.carruthers@clovis.edu for more information on specific programs.

Wayland Baptist University

Fall semester begins: Monday

Last day to register: Friday

Cost per credit hour: $155 per credit hour for New Mexico undergraduate students, $180 per credit hour for New Mexico graduate students

Status: Private university

Mission statement: “To prepare, in a Christian environment, broadly educated individuals who can move productively into a variety of professions or into further academic pursuits.”

Focus: According to its Web site, WBU-Clovis focuses on working adults who wish to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The university operates on shorter semesters, offers evening and weekend classes, and has two locations, one in Clovis and another at Cannon Air Force
Base. Offered at the school are a Bachelor’s of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s in occupational education, according to the Web site. Also offered are Master’s of Arts degrees in management, education, and educational administration. Those with a master’s can pursue an education administration certificate.

Location: Clovis Campus — 121 E. 4th Street

Phone: 763-0535

E-mail: mitchellg@wbu.edu for more information on specific programs.

Cannon Campus — 110 E. Sextant Ave., Suite 2090

Phone: 784-9750

On the Web: www.wbu.edu