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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. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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

9,703 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,867 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Rankings

New Mexico State University - Main Campus landed the #1,044 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #5 out of 11 schools in New Mexico.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that New Mexico State University - Main Campus has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 468
Best Colleges for Diversity 628
Best Colleges for International Students 699
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 796
Best Colleges 1,044
Best Colleges for the Money 1,046

Where Is New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

Location of New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Contact details for New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

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

Admission Requirements for New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

64% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores
New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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
New Mexico State University - 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 )
1
36

Can I Afford New Mexico State University - Main Campus?

$7,867 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
15.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $7,867. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for New Mexico State University - Main Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,954 $6,822 $9,670 $11,532 $12,119

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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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

9,703 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,713 undergraduate students at New Mexico State University - Main Campus, with 9,703 being full-time and 2,010 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New Mexico State University - Main Campus

There are also 2,719 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,703 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico State University - Main Campus, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New Mexico State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 107
Black or African American 280
Hispanic or Latino 5,679
White 2,625
International Students 498
Other Races/Ethnicities 514

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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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 New Mexico State University - 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 Majors

In 2017-2018, New Mexico State University - Main Campus awarded 4,950 undergraduate degrees and 1,642 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 44 23 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 43 0 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 21 2 0
Agricultural Public Services 0 3 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 0
Animal Science 0 62 7 2
Anthropology 0 14 15 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 3 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 1
Botany/Plant Biology 0 6 4 0
Business Administration & Management 0 49 61 6
Chemical Engineering 0 29 7 0
Chemistry 0 9 3 6
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering 0 39 11 0
Computer Information Systems 0 104 21 7
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 156 12 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 13
Dance 0 8 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 17 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 18 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 3 0 0
Economics 0 14 8 9
Educational Administration 0 0 35 5
Electrical Engineering 0 48 25 0
Engineering Physics 0 3 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 7 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 4
Environmental Engineering 0 0 9 0
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 19 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 27 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 45 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0
General Agriculture 0 22 4 0
General Biology 0 73 10 4
General Business/Commerce 10 94 0 0
General Education 0 0 75 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 21
General Engineering Technology 0 59 0 0
General English Literature 0 31 8 0
General Psychology 0 92 3 6
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 29 1 0
Genetics 0 15 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 18 1 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 8 2
Graphic Communications 0 29 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 68 0 0
History 0 14 5 0
Hospitality Management 0 38 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 22 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 62 41 0
International Business 0 9 0 0
Journalism 0 52 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 173 1 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 52 0 0
Marketing 0 92 0 0
Mathematics 0 14 10 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 109 19 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 9 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 12 0 0
Music 0 9 10 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0
Nursing 0 106 4 21
Philosophy 0 11 0 0
Physics 0 6 3 6
Plant Sciences 0 14 12 2
Political Science & Government 0 24 4 0
Public Administration 0 0 10 0
Public Health 0 26 23 0
Romance Languages 0 0 26 0
Social Work 0 42 47 0
Sociology 0 42 9 0
Soil Sciences 0 4 0 0
Special Education 0 38 25 3
Statistics 0 0 8 0
Student Counseling 0 0 11 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 66 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 8 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 12 0 0
Wildlife Management 0 20 7 0
Writing Studies 0 28 16 0
Total 20 4,930 1,374 268

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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