New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,041
2.83% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,467
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
62.7%
13,715 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
14,227
76.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.1%
943 Graduates

About

New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Doña Ana County, NM. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (152 degrees), and Registered Nursing (139 degrees).

In 2020, 3,281 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,845 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (911 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $6,041, which is $−22,588 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $6,041, which is $−22,588 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,467.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending New Mexico State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,041
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $6,041. The cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $−22,588 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$11,467
2020 Value
15.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 New Mexico State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,467. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of New Mexico State University-Main Campus grew by 15.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,200
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 $9,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0543% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.56% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
10.4%
2018 Default Rate
374
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 10.4%, which represents 374 out of the 3600 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 13,715 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15.2% annual growth. Out of those 13,715 applicants, 8,595 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.7% acceptance rate.

There were 14,227 students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2020, and 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,595
Accepted Out of 13,715

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 62.7% (8,595 admissions from 13,715 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 15.2%, while admissions grew by 32.3%.

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage
710
Scores Submitted

33% of enrolled first-time students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 14,227 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 10,861 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,366. This means that 76.3% 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 57.7% Hispanic or Latino, 27.1% White, 2.65% Black or African American, 2.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, and 0.155% 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 (37.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.4%) and White Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.7%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and White Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,227 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 10,861 and the part-time enrollment is 3,366. This means that 76.3% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,215
  2. White
    3,854
  3. Black or African American
    377

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 57.7% Hispanic or Latino, 27.1% White, 2.65% Black or African American, 2.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, and 0.155% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 154 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 595 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 (1,845 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (911 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (152 degrees) and Registered Nursing (139 degrees).

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 Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (75 degrees), and Engineering (430 degrees).

Workforce

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 (358,648 people), Other managers (342,648 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (314,718 people), Civil engineers (248,121 people), and Mechanical engineers (181,365 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (75 degrees), Engineering (430 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Physicians, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (75 degrees), Engineering (430 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 Architectural, engineering & related services (415,047 people), Computer Systems Design (405,893 people), Construction (278,229 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (237,955 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (180,255 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (75 degrees), Engineering (430 degrees), Communication Technologies (28 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (42 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 166 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 152 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 139 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 166 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,343
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,938
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,343 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,938).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 102 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.08 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 4.76 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.97% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,845 degrees awarded
  2. White
    911 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (1,845 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (911 degrees).

1.16% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,176 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    669 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    540 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (1,176 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (669 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $39.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.41M (11.1%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $368M. New Mexico State University-Main Campus employs 226 Assistant professors, 206 Professors, and 180 Associate professors. Most academics at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (141), Female Assistant professors(117), and Male Assistant professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 468 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 393 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 374 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.9M
2020 Endowment
6.02%
decline from 2019

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $39.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico State University-Main Campus declined 6.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $262M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $85.4M - Federal
  2. $9.74M - State
  3. $2.82M - Local

As of 2020, New Mexico State University-Main Campus received $85.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.74M from state grants and contracts, and $2.82M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$194M
2020 Salaries
6.21%
growth from 2019

In 2020, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a median of $194M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($368M) and a 6.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.59% growth from 2018 and a 1.93% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54.7M
Instructional Salaries
637
Number of Employees

In 2020, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a total of $54.7M to 637 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
226 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
468 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Assistant professor with 226 employees; Professor with 206 employees; and Professor with 180 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 468 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 393 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 374 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 141 employees, Female Assistant professor with 117 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 109 employees.

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

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