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New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - ,

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General information:(575)527-7500
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:9,803( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 2-year colleges under 4-year universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,272 $1,368 $1,488 -8%
Out-of-state $3,984 $4,056 $4,656 -13%
Books and supplies $1,032 $1,038 $1,038 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,526 $8,038 $8,044 -0%
Other $3,878 $3,987 $3,987 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,878 $3,987 $3,987 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,304 $2,406 $2,526 0%
Off Campus $13,708 $14,431 $14,557 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,182 $6,393 $6,513 0%
On Campus $5,016 $5,094 $5,694 0%
Off Campus $16,420 $17,119 $17,725 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,894 $9,081 $9,681 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,608
In-state fees $168
Out-of-state tuition $4,488
Out-of-state fees $168
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,066 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,047 94% $5,366,940 $5,126
Federal grants 865 78% $4,468,395 $5,166
Pell grants 865 78% $4,425,920 $5,117
Other federal grants 47 4% $42,475 $904
State/local government grant or scholarships 801 72% $805,756 $1,006
Institutional grants or scholarships 75 7% $92,789 $1,237
Student loan aid 426 38% $2,302,894 $5,406
Federal student loans 426 38% $2,293,599 $5,384
Other student loans 1 0% $9,295 $9,295
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,128 53% $28,214,909 $5,502
Pell grants 4,380 45% $22,708,903 $5,185
Federal student loans 2,930 30% $18,607,851 $6,351


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,404 $5,459 $2,344
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,649 $6,510 $1,354
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,550 $7,264 $2,281
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,243 $8,648 $4,538
$75,001 - $110,000 $6,983 $9,308 $6,494
$110,001 and more $9,102 $8,590 $5,525

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,803
Undergraduate enrollment 9,803
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 364
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

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Illegal weapons possession631
Drug law violations6242 54
Liquor law violations126121125
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession --20
Drug law violations --2422
Liquor law violations --8685
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 073
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 221
Aggravated assault 81111
Burglary 588576
Motor vehicle theft 15109
Arson 101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter --0--
Negligent manslaughter --00
Sex offenses - Forcible --43
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) --00
Robbery --10
Aggravated assault --37
Burglary --5527
Motor vehicle theft --00
Arson --01
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician40-
Category total43-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General520-
Business/Commerce, General-417
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services914-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-1-
Retailing and Retail Operations0--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0--
Category total14767
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects6--
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant1--
Category total7--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6--
Mass Communication/Media Studies4--
Category total10--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1324-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0--
Category total1324-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance0--
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter0--
Category total6--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-20-
Education, General-17-
Teacher Assistant/Aide-1-
Category total-38-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-3-
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD80-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General3--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician14--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician87--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD11-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn08-
Category total11318-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging0--
Child Care Provider/Assistant0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant10--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-12-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician01-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)83--
Health Aide22--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0--
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller--8
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist3--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-19-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--9
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide2571-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-41-
Category total3757417
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-58-
Category total-58-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-8-
Category total-8-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-4521
Category total-4521
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting11--
Category total11--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician4--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/5--
Category total9--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0-
Category total-145-
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder3--
Category total3--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art4--
Category total4--
Grand total569025