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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

A comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning, New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 as an agricultural college and preparatory school. Dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels, NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the only Honors College in New Mexico.The statewide system provides learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, 13 research and science centers and through distance education.

ENROLLMENT

Total fall 2008 enrollment for the NMSU system was 31,316. The Las Cruces campus enrollment was 17,198; Alamogordo, 3,038; Carlsbad, 1652; Dona Ana, 8,336; and Grants, 1,092. Enrollment by race/ethnicity for the NMSU system (academic year 2007-08) was approximately 42 percent Hispanic, 37 white, 4 percent international, 3 percent African-American, 3 percent American Indian/Alaskan native, 1 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 9 percent unknown. The makeup of the student body by gender is 56 percent female and 44 percent male. The average age of degree-seeking students is 23.77, with some 78 percent hailing from New Mexico and the remainder from nearly every state in the union plus 84 nations.

FACULTY AND STAFF

There are more than 1,700 faculty members, and almost 4,000 staff. About 1,100 of the faculty and 3,400 staff members are located on the Las Cruces campus. In a 10-year span, faculty claimed full half of the New Mexico Professor of the Year honors awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Certificates, licensure programs and associate degree programs are available from the colleges in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County and Grants, and the College of Arts and Sciences in Las Cruces. Bachelor and graduate degree programs are available through the following colleges based in Las Cruces: Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Extended Learning, Health and Social Services, Honors, and the Graduate School. The Extended Learning college also provides a wide array of distance education programs. Among institutions of higher education in New Mexico, we alone offer a Honors College, professional golf management, and aerospace, industrial and surveying engineering management.

RESEARCH

NMSU is a very active research university, with $150 million per year in externally funded research programs. We are ranked 28th in the nation (among all institutions without medical schools) by the National Science Foundation in research and development funding. Our estimated annual economic impact in New Mexico is $1 billion. Anchoring the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, NMSU is the only university to reach the platinum, or highest, level of service to NASA’s Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program. SATOP makes the expertise of corporate and university researchers available to small businesses.

ARTS AND RECREATION

The university offers a variety of arts and recreational activities. Museums and art galleries, professional theater, music ensembles and symphony, visiting artists, national performers, professional road shows, on-campus public radio and TV stations, a student-run radio station, an 18-hole golf course, tennis and activity centers and natatorium are available at NMSU Las Cruces.

ACCREDITATION

New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504. Telephone: 800-621-7440.


New Mexico State University

NEW MEXICO
STATE UNIVERSITY


Educational Services Building
Suite A
MSC 3A
P.O. Box 3000
Las Cruces, NM 88003


www..nmsu.edu

(575) 646-3121
(575) 646-0111
(800) 662-6678( toll free)

     
     
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OUR CAMPUS IS
NEW MEXICO


Our statewide presence allows us to provide opportunities for teaching and learning, research and service to all of New Mexico and students across the country and around the world. Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to the land-grant mission of teaching, research and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU’s statewide presence includes 33 extension and 10 research centers, an Albuquerque Center, and campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County, Grants and Las Cruces. NMSU is truly a reflection of the region’s vibrant communities – an exciting place to live, learn and thrive.
 
     
     
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ATHLETICS

A member of the Western Athletic Conference, the university sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports, 6 for men and 10 for women. Pan American Center seats 12,590. Aggie Memorial Stadium seats 30,000.
 
   
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