New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,283
4.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,407
After Financial Aid
2020 Default Rate
0%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78%
15,860 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,268
75.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.9%
929 Graduates

About

New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Doña Ana County, NM. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Registered Nursing (153 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (149 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (129 degrees).

In 2022, 3,360 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,847 degrees), 1.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (950 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $6,283, which is $−23,867 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 0%, corresponding to 0 out of the 3260 total borrowers.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $6,283, which is $23,867 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,407.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending New Mexico State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,283
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $6,283. The cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $−23,867 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$10,407
2022 Value
8.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 New Mexico State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,407. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of New Mexico State University-Main Campus grew by 8.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,316
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was of $10,316 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.84% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.94% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2020 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 3260 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

New Mexico State University-Main Campus received 15,860 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 26.5% annual growth. Out of those 15,860 applicants, 12,378 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 14,268 students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2022. 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,378
Accepted Out of 15,860

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 78% (12,378 admissions from 15,860 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 57.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 26.5%, while admissions grew by 72.5%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,034
Scores Submitted (2022)

44% of enrolled first-time students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total enrollment of 14,268 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 10,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,502. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% White, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.27% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.8%) and White Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by White Female (18.7%) and White Male (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,268 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 10,766 and the part-time enrollment is 3,502. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,325 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,729 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    402 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 58.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% White, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.27% Asian, and 0.175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 135 students (0.946%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 696 more women than men received degrees from New Mexico State University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (1,847 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (950 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (153 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (149 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (129 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Engineering (446 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (57 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Software developers (432,946 people), Other managers (354,087 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (343,995 people), Civil engineers (279,109 people), and Mechanical engineers (204,621 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2022 are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Engineering (446 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), Human Sciences (63 degrees), and Protective Services (162 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Engineering (446 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), Human Sciences (63 degrees), and Protective Services (162 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (468,015 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,679 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,559 people), Construction (307,105 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (279,747 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Engineering (446 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), Human Sciences (63 degrees), and Protective Services (162 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 153 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 129 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 153 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,332
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,028
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,332 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is 0.657 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,028).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 3.65 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 129 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 3.91 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from New Mexico State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.91% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,847 degrees awarded
  2. White
    950 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (1,847 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (950 degrees).

0.893% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,179 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    668 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    568 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (668 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $44.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14.2M (31.7%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of 693M. New Mexico State University-Main Campus employs 207 Professors, 201 Assistant professors and 172 Associate professors. Most academics at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Male Professor (137), Female Assistant professor (116), and Male Associate professor (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 409 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 390 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 379 employees.

Endowment

$44.9M
2022 Endowment
13.4%
decline from 2021

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $84.2M - Federal
  2. $17.1M - State
  3. $2.95M - Local

As of 2022, New Mexico State University-Main Campus received $84.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.95M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$197M
2022 Salaries
0.679%
growth from 2021

In 2022, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a median of $197M in salaries, which represents 28.5% of their overall expenditure ($693M) and a 0.679% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.767% growth between 2020 and 2021, and a 6.21% growth between 2019 and 2020.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$57.6M
Instructional Salaries
626
Number of Employees

In 2022, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a total of $57.6M to 626 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
207 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
409 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Professor with 207 employees, Assistant professor with 201 employees, and Associate professor with 172 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 409 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 390 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 379 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 137 employees, Female Assistant professor with 116 employees, and Male Associate professor with 89 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.

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