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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Overview

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Known For?

1,333 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 Dona Ana.
  • In 2017-2018, 28% of the faculty were full-time.

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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Rankings

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.

NMSU Dona Ana has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#97 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#316 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#320 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Data Processing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Data Processing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Public Health Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New Mexico State University - Dona Ana?

Location of New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Contact details for NMSU Dona Ana are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575-528-7000
Website: dacc.nmsu.edu/

How Do I Get Into NMSU Dona Ana?

You can apply to NMSU Dona Ana online at: dacc.nmsu.edu/admissions/first-time-apply/

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford New Mexico State University - Dona Ana?

21% Take Out Loans
15.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NMSU Dona Ana, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $1,180 a year. That adds up to $4,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMSU Dona Ana is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,054 undergraduate students at NMSU Dona Ana, with 3,365 being full-time and 4,689 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NMSU Dona Ana

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,365 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Dona Ana, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NMSU Dona Ana

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NMSU Dona Ana Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 2,545
White 486
International Students 122
Other Races/Ethnicities 138

Online Learning at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

1,255 Took All Classes Online
3,084 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,084 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 3rd most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NMSU Dona Ana

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana was 6.9%. This is the #1,541 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NMSU Dona Ana regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 7%
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Data Processing 7%
General Business/Commerce 2%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NMSU Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library & Archives Assisting #7
Library Science #36
Public Health #63
Criminal Justice & Corrections #263
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #300
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #324
Liberal Arts General Studies #324

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 - Dona Ana Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 459 53 518
General Business/Commerce 20 65 0 85
Allied Health Professions 0 40 40 80
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 79 0 79
Data Processing 0 45 30 75
Health & Medical Administrative Services 20 15 7 42
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 7 24 31
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 21 8 29
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 0 27
Nursing 0 27 0 27
Precision Metal Working 0 20 7 27
Business Administration & Management 0 14 12 26
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 23 23
Dental Support Services 0 11 11 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 10 22
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 15 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 12 8 20
Graphic Communications 0 7 9 16
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 16 16
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 14 1 15
General Education 0 13 0 13
Public Health 0 13 0 13
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 12 12
Library & Information Science 0 10 0 10
Fire Protection 0 6 4 10
Culinary Arts 0 9 0 9
Mental & Social Health Services 8 0 0 8
Information Technology 0 0 7 7
Geography & Cartography 0 0 7 7
Hospitality Management 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 6 6
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 3 2 5
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 5 5
Environmental Control Technology 0 5 0 5
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 5 5
Library & Archives Assisting 4 0 0 4
General Engineering 0 3 0 3
Carpentry 0 0 2 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Legal Support Services 0 1 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 58 951 324 1,333

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.

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