|Type||Private Liberal Arts College|
|President||Dr. Quint Thurman|
|Provost||Dr. Ryan Tipton|
|NAIA – RRAC|
University of the Southwest is a private Christian university in Hobbs, New Mexico. The university was incorporated under its current name in 1962, although the college existed several years prior as a two-year Baptist educational institution.
University of the Southwest grants baccalaureate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. The university also offers both an MBA and Masters of Science in Education program. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
University of the Southwest was 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 Hobbs, New Mexico. Once the college was relocated, it was re-established as an interdenominational private four-year liberal arts college. The name was again changed in 2008 to the University of the Southwest.
University of the Southwest grants degrees in over fifty undergraduate and fifteen graduate programs. These programs operate within three academic schools at the University.
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).
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.
University of the Southwest hosts the Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series.