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New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Overview

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad is a public institution located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. NMSU Carlsbad is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Known For?

135 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NMSU Carlsbad.
  • In 2017-2018, 50% of the faculty were full-time.

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New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Rankings

NMSU Carlsbad is ranked #6 out of 27 schools in New Mexico.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NMSU Carlsbad.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Business & Commerce Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New Mexico State University - Carlsbad?

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Contact details for NMSU Carlsbad are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 University Drive, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-234-9200

How Do I Get Into NMSU Carlsbad?

You can apply to NMSU Carlsbad online at: https://carlsbad.nmsu.edu/admissions/

As long as you submit the requested materials to New Mexico State University - Carlsbad when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford New Mexico State University - Carlsbad?

4% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NMSU Carlsbad, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $3,883 a year. That adds up to $15,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMSU Carlsbad is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Undergraduate Student Diversity

269 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,203 undergraduate students at NMSU Carlsbad, with 269 being full-time and 934 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 269 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Carlsbad, 29% are male and 71% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Mexico State University - Carlsbad students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 150
White 91
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Online Learning at New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

581 Took All Classes Online
819 Took At Least One Class Online
4.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 819 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NMSU Carlsbad has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of NMSU Carlsbad

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico State University - Carlsbad was 4.6%. This is the #1,557 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NMSU Carlsbad regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NMSU Carlsbad majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 31%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NMSU Carlsbad ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NMSU Carlsbad.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Business/Commerce #326

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 82 1 83
Nursing 18 0 18
General Business/Commerce 9 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 1 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 1 4
Precision Metal Working 2 2 4
Social Work 4 0 4
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 2 0 2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 0 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 0 1
General Engineering 1 0 1
Accounting 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0
TOTAL 130 5 135

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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