New Mexico State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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New Mexico State University is a large four-year, public school with 17,655 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1888 and is one of the 3 colleges and schools located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
110
New Mexico State University will give you the opportunity to obtain an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

New Mexico State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 110 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Engineering, Business, Criminal Justice, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
72%
New Mexico State University student retention rate is fair at 72% (well above New Mexico average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at New Mexico State University is low: 45%.

Student to faculty ratio at New Mexico State University is reasonably decent -- 18:1. Read more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,100
Average tuition pricing is fairly high - about $17,800 a year. The additional fees at New Mexico State University not covered by tuition are about $1,300, which comes to a total of $19,100 per year.

Read the details about New Mexico State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
80%
As reported in recent data, 5,942 applications were submitted and 4,755 were accepted; so it is easy to get admitted at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at New Mexico State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,900
New Mexico State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at New Mexico State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
New Mexico State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 4,000 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low: roughly $3,900 annually.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at New Mexico State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, New Mexico State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

New Mexico State University Location and Maps



Post Address: New Mexico State University, 2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001, USA
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