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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Overview

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Las Cruces makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is New Mexico State University - Main Campus Known For?

2,475 Undergraduate Awards
$27,106 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at NMSU Main Campus.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

NMSU Main Campus has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#162 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#222 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Economics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Romance Languages Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

Location of New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Contact details for NMSU Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-0111
Website: www.nmsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmexicostateuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmsu

How Do I Get Into NMSU Main Campus?

You can apply to NMSU Main Campus online at: app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=nmsu-u

Admission Requirements for NMSU Main Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NMSU Main Campus?

64% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores
NMSU Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to NMSU Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 450 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 460 to 580 )
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800
NMSU Main Campus received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

$27,106 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
15.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NMSU Main Campus is $27,106. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Main Campus, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $1,734 a year. That adds up to $6,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMSU Main Campus 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 - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,740 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,675 undergraduate students at NMSU Main Campus, with 9,740 being full-time and 1,935 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NMSU Main Campus

There are also 2,621 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,740 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NMSU Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NMSU Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 115
Black or African American 231
Hispanic or Latino 6,124
White 2,383
International Students 336
Other Races/Ethnicities 551

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at NMSU Main Campus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, Mexico, and India.

Online Learning at New Mexico State University - Main Campus

1,602 Took All Classes Online
6,123 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at NMSU Main Campus. In 2017-2018, 6,123 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 2nd 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 Main Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico State University - Main Campus was -3.9%. This is the #2,416 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NMSU Main Campus regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 32%
Computer Information Systems 32%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4%
Economics 4%
Electrical Engineering 4%
Engineering 4%
Engineering Technologies 29%
Engineering-Related Technologies 86%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4%
Industrial Engineering 8%
Music 42%
Psychology 4%
Social Sciences 5%
Sociology 10%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5%
Visual & Performing Arts 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NMSU Main Campus 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 Main Campus.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Romance Languages #25
Ethnic Studies #27
Music #27
Industrial Engineering #28
Systems Engineering #28
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #34
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #47
Electrical Engineering #48
Sociology #64
Social Work #78
Public Health #109
Visual & Performing Arts #118
General Education #119
Engineering #127
Curriculum & Instruction #144
Marketing #149
Computer Information Systems #210
Teacher Education Subject Specific #212
Social Sciences #221
Public Administration & Social Service #231
Educational Administration #265
Teacher Education Grade Specific #309
Criminal Justice & Corrections #446
Computer & Information Sciences #463
Nursing #496

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 - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 173 0 1 1 175
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 156 0 12 0 168
Nursing 0 106 5 4 21 136
Computer Information Systems 0 104 0 21 7 132
Mechanical Engineering 0 109 0 19 0 128
Business Administration & Management 0 49 0 61 6 116
General Business/Commerce 10 94 0 0 0 104
Industrial Engineering 0 62 0 41 0 103
General Psychology 0 92 0 3 6 101
Marketing 0 92 0 0 0 92
Social Work 0 42 0 47 0 89
General Biology 0 73 0 10 4 87
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 66 15 0 0 81
Electrical Engineering 0 48 5 25 0 78
General Education 0 0 0 75 0 75
Animal Science 0 62 0 7 2 71
Special Education 0 38 4 25 3 70
Health & Physical Education 0 68 0 0 0 68
Accounting 0 44 0 23 0 67
General Engineering Technology 0 59 0 0 0 59
Public Health 0 26 4 23 0 53
Journalism 0 52 0 0 0 52
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 52 0 0 0 52
Sociology 0 42 0 9 0 51
Civil Engineering 0 39 0 11 0 50
Finance & Financial Management 0 45 1 0 0 46
Economics 0 14 14 8 9 45
Writing Studies 0 28 0 16 0 44
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 43 0 0 0 43
Educational Administration 0 0 0 35 5 40
General English Literature 0 31 0 8 0 39
Hospitality Management 0 38 0 0 0 38
Chemical Engineering 0 29 0 7 0 36
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 29 0 1 0 30
Graphic Communications 0 29 0 0 0 29
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 0 8 0 29
Anthropology 0 14 0 15 0 29
Plant Sciences 0 14 0 12 2 28
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 0 9 0 28
Mathematics 0 14 0 10 4 28
Political Science & Government 0 24 0 4 0 28
Wildlife Management 0 20 0 7 0 27
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 27 0 0 0 27
General Agriculture 0 22 0 4 0 26
Romance Languages 0 0 0 26 0 26
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 21 0 2 0 23
Human Development & Family Studies 0 22 0 0 0 22
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 21 21
Student Counseling 0 0 0 11 8 19
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 19 0 19
History 0 14 0 5 0 19
Geography & Cartography 0 18 0 1 0 19
Music 0 9 0 10 0 19
Chemistry 0 9 0 3 6 18
Drama & Theater Arts 0 18 0 0 0 18
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 17 0 0 0 17
Genetics 0 15 0 0 0 15
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 0 8 2 15
Physics 0 6 0 3 6 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 0 13 14
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 0 0 14
Museum Studies 0 0 13 0 0 13
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 12 0 0 0 12
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Philosophy 0 11 0 0 0 11
Botany/Plant Biology 0 6 0 4 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 10 0 10
International Business 0 9 0 0 0 9
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 9 0 9
Statistics 0 0 0 8 0 8
Historic Preservation 0 0 8 0 0 8
Dance 0 8 0 0 0 8
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 3 3 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 6 0 0 6
Soil Sciences 0 4 0 0 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 0 1 4
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 4 4
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Agricultural Public Services 0 3 0 0 0 3
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Engineering Physics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 3 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 0 2
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 2,465 77 687 134 3,373

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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