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 New Mexico State University-Main Campus

New Mexico State University-Main Campus - Las Cruces, NM

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

General information:(575)646-0111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:18,024(14,495 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
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 $4,998 $5,400 $5,827 -7%
Out-of-state $15,150 $16,680 $18,266 -9%
Books and supplies $1,032 $1,038 $1,038 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,526 $8,038 $8,044 -0%
Other $3,878 $3,987 $3,987 0%
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
In-state
On Campus $17,434 $18,463 $18,896 0%
Off Campus $17,434 $18,463 $18,896 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,908 $10,425 $10,852 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $27,586 $29,743 $31,335 -6%
Off Campus $27,586 $29,743 $31,335 -6%
Off Campus with Family $20,060 $21,705 $23,291 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,553
In-state fees $1,274
Out-of-state tuition $16,994
Out-of-state fees $1,274
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,004
In-state fee $1,274
Out-of-state tuition $17,444
Out-of-state fees $1,274
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 2,225 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,156 92% $18,114,533 $8,402
Federal grants 1,187 50% $5,844,541 $4,924
Pell grants 1,168 50% $5,454,630 $4,670
Other federal grants 313 13% $389,911 $1,246
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,779 76% $8,436,090 $4,742
Institutional grants or scholarships 738 31% $3,833,902 $5,195
Student loan aid 938 40% $4,918,458 $5,244
Federal student loans 929 39% $4,645,168 $5,000
Other student loans 36 2% $273,290 $7,591
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 11,543 78% $84,303,062 $7,303
Pell grants 6,396 43% $30,320,660 $4,741
Federal student loans 6,102 41% $42,650,668 $6,990

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,500 $9,656 $8,492
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 $6,855 $9,367 $5,966
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,218 $10,171 $7,169
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,817 $11,140 $9,618
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,711 $12,229 $12,022
$110,001 and more $11,229 $10,437 $12,656

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,024
Undergraduate enrollment 14,495
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 717
Graduate enrollment 3,529
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,321 3,199 4,122
Percent admitted 80% 79% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 79% 31% 29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 532 25%
ACT 1764 82%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 530
SAT Math 430 540
SAT Writing 390 520
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 24
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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -115
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1614
Equestrian -24
Football 99-
Golf 1112
Soccer -29
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving -29
Tennis 98
Track and Field, X-Country 20-
Volleyball -18

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1968 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/02/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/31/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1926 - 01/01/1940Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1941 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/24/2008 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/02/1995 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

03/01/1988 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/10/2000 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1966 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1961 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession831
Drug law violations9443 54
Liquor law violations188121126
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 220
Drug law violations 322422
Liquor law violations 628685
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 473
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 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 443
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 210
Aggravated assault 337
Burglary 345527
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate15%
Number in default590
Number in repayment3,919

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00265700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations28-----
Agricultural Economics-3----
Agricultural and Extension Education Services2-----
Agriculture, General12----
Agronomy and Crop Science057---
Animal Sciences, General140---
Horticultural Science53----
Range Science and Management024---
Soil Science and Agronomy, General1-----
Turf and Turfgrass Management2-----
Category total871911---
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning0-----
Category total0-----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies3-----
Category total3-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry1-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General5154---
Ecology3-----
Genetics, General1-----
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology1-----
Molecular Biology-16---
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology96----
Category total1262210---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting6426----
Business Administration and Management, General7961---
Business/Commerce, General11--10--
Finance, General7-----
Financial Planning and Services-----1
Hospitality Administration/Management, General72-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce6-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General7-----
Category total486122110-1
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1-----
Category total8-----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism3-----
Organizational Communication, General00----
Category total670----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0312---
Information Technology48-----
Category total58312---
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education016----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-135-0-
Curriculum and Instruction--13-0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching17--0--
Education, General-0-0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments2523----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3215-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching5-----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education2-----
Music Teacher Education9-----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching38-----
Secondary Education and Teaching1-----
Special Education and Teaching, General0-2---
Teacher Assistant/Aide---0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-----5
Category total24024135005
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering72----
Chemical Engineering1713----
Civil Engineering, General4215----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2543----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3-----
Engineering, General--14---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-6----
Geological/Geophysical Engineering0-----
Industrial Engineering1444----
Mechanical Engineering5814----
Systems Engineering-----4
Category total16613714--4
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General0--0--
Surveying Technology/Surveying7-----
Category total61--0--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-0----
English Language and Literature, General212----
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other--3---
Rhetoric and Composition114----
Category total61383---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General13-----
Family Resource Management Studies, General025----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General14-----
Human Development and Family Studies, General42-----
Category total6925----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General10-----
Spanish Language and Literature-7----
Category total667----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer0-----
Environmental Health0-----
Nursing Science--2---
Public Health Education and Promotion3126----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12632-0--
Category total1575820--
History Colleges
History, General117----
Category total4017----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14735-0--
Category total14735-0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies103110--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies64-----
Category total167110--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General084---
Statistics, General-2----
Category total10104---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0-----
Environmental Studies60----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management33----
Category total293----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2-----
Category total6-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy-54---
Chemistry, General092---
Geology/Earth Science, General66----
Physics, General0510---
Category total262516---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-0----
Psychology, General254---
School Psychology----12-
Category total8554-12-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy1-----
Public Administration-6----
Social Work5150----
Category total5256----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology18----
Applied Economics-----1
Development Economics and International Development--2---
Economics, General415----
Geography08----
Political Science and Government, General46----
Sociology114----
Category total158512--1
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1-----
Dance, General5-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General07----
Music Performance, General710----
Visual and Performing Arts, General420----
Category total10317----
Grand total910105101211