New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,875
6.53% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,930
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.6%
11,903 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
14,296
77.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.7%
950 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 (173 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (156 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (109 degrees).

In 2019, 3,373 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,688 degrees), 1.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1081 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $5,875, which is $−22,625 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $5,875, which is $−22,625 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,930.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,875
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,875. The cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $−22,625 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,930
2019 Value
4.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 New Mexico State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,930. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of New Mexico State University-Main Campus grew by 4.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,205
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was of $9,205 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4% with respect to 2018, when 75% 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.
13.6%
2017 Default Rate
500
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 13.6%, which represents 500 out of the 3690 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 11,903 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 23.5% annual growth. Out of those 11,903 applicants, 6,497 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.6% acceptance rate.

There were 14,296 students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2019, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 33.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,497
Accepted Out of 11,903

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 54.6% (6,497 admissions from 11,903 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 23.5%, while admissions grew by 2.7%.

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SAT Scores

32%
Submission Percentage
704
Scores Submitted

32% of enrolled first-time students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 14,296 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,100 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,196. This means that 77.6% 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 57.8% Hispanic or Latino, 26.9% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 2.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.64% Asian, and 0.14% 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 (37.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.7%) and White Female (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.3%), followed by White Female (17.3%) and White Male (12.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,296 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,100 and the part-time enrollment is 3,196. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 (83%), 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
    8,260
  2. White
    3,846
  3. Black or African American
    350

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 57.8% Hispanic or Latino, 26.9% White, 2.45% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 2.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.64% Asian, and 0.14% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 218 students (1.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 289 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 (1,688 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1081 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Liberal Arts & Sciences (173 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (156 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (109 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), Engineering (472 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (78 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 (419,304 people), Other managers (361,641 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (329,206 people), Civil engineers (267,875 people), and Mechanical engineers (200,256 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Engineering (472 degrees), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), and English (87 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, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Engineering (472 degrees), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), and English (87 degrees).

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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 (463,075 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (414,560 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (361,904 people), Elementary & secondary schools (357,809 people), and Construction (293,841 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (156 degrees awarded), Engineering (472 degrees), Language & Linguistics (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (29 degrees), and English (87 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. 173 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 156 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 109 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,542
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,831
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,542 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is 0.842 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,831).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 112 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 104 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.37% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,688 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,081 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (1,688 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1081 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    994 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    694 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    584 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (994 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (694 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $42.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.44M (17.5%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $614M. New Mexico State University-Main Campus employs 202 Professors, 202 Assistant professors, and 190 Associate professors. Most academics at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (136), Female Assistant professors(105), and Male Associate professors (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 462 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 375 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 369 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.4M
2019 Endowment
0.962%
decline from 2018

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $42.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico State University-Main Campus declined 0.962% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $269M 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. $83.5M - Federal
  2. $7.82M - State
  3. $2.84M - Local

As of 2019, New Mexico State University-Main Campus received $83.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.82M from state grants and contracts, and $2.84M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$183M
2019 Salaries
1.59%
growth from 2018

In 2019, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a median of $183M in salaries, which represents 29.8% of their overall expenditure ($614M) and a 1.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.93% decline from 2017 and a 3.09% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54M
Instructional Salaries
628
Number of Employees

In 2019, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a total of $54M to 628 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
202 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
462 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Professor with 202 employees; Assistant professor with 202 employees; and Assistant professor with 190 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 462 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 375 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 369 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 136 employees, Female Assistant professor with 105 employees, and Male Associate professor with 103 employees.

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

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