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New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

About New Mexico State University-Main Campus

New Mexico State University (NMSU or NM State) is a public research university, with a main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Founded in 1888, it is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico, and is one of two flagship universities in New Mexico. Total enrollment across all campuses as of 2017 was 24580, with branch campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County and Grants, and with extension and research centers across New Mexico.It was founded in 1888 as the Las Cruces College, and the following year became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and designated as a Land Grant college. It received its present name in 1960. NMSU has 24,580 students enrolled as of Fall 2017, and has a faculty-to-student ratio of about 1 to 16. NMSU offers a wide range of programs and awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through its main campus and four community colleges. NMSU offers 28 doctoral degree programs, 58 master's degree programs, and 96 baccalaureate majors.New Mexico State's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, competing in the Western Athletic Conference, except for football.

Location

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM, 88003-8001, Doña Ana County

New Mexico State University-Main Campus Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#148 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in New mexico

#2 of 50

2022 Best Public Colleges in New mexico

#2 of 28

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Business Management followed by Engineering, Education, Medical and Liberal Arts.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus within four or six years.

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