University of the Southwest
- For other universities with a similar name, see Southwest University .
is a private non-denominational four-year educational institution located in Hobbs, New Mexico
. It was incorporated under its current name in 1962, although the college existed several years prior to that as a two-year Baptist
The college offers baccalaureate degrees in education, business administration, computer science, sports management, criminal justice, psychology, and others. In addition, the college awards the master's degree in a variety of educational disciplines including counseling, special education, and educational testing.
In March 2008 school's Board of Trustees
voted to change the official name of the college from College of the Southwest
to "University of the Southwest" to better convey what the college has become and where the trustees see it going. The change will be implemented in phases over the coming year.
Although the college is "grounded in Christian
principles," CSW cannot rightly be termed a "Christian college", at least in the traditional sense of the phrase. In contrast to the requirements of many other institutions to attend weekly chapel and participate in sundry religious activities, CSW allows its students to live — and seek — their own faith in a way that best suits their individual needs.
The official mission of the college is as follows: