New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,323
7.41% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,449
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
15.4%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
63.8%
8,192 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
14,432
77.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
45.9%
998 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 Registered Nursing (179 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (172 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (170 degrees).

In 2017, 3,513 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,719 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1169 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $5,323, which is $-21,177 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $5,323, which is $-21,177 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,449.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,323
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,323. The cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $-21,177 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,449
2017 Value
7.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 New Mexico State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,449. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of New Mexico State University-Main Campus grew by 7.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,466
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was of $8,466 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 1.42% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.63% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.05% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.
15.4%
2016 Default Rate
645
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 15.4%, which represents 645 out of the 4185 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 8,192 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.53% annual growth. Out of those 8,192 applicants, 5,230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.8% acceptance rate.

There were 14,432 students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 39%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
5,230
Accepted Out of 8,192

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 63.8% (5,230 admissions from 8,192 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.53%, while admissions grew by 15.2%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
490
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 14,432 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,175 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,257. This means that 77.4% 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 54.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.7% White, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.41% Asian, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.4%) and White Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and White Male (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,432 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,175 and the part-time enrollment is 3,257. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2017 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 74%. 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
    7,851
  2. White
    4,148
  3. Black or African American
    407

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 54.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.7% White, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.41% Asian, and 0.139% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 189 students (1.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 319 more women than men received degrees from New Mexico State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are hispanic or latino (1,719 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1169 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (179 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (172 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (170 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 (141 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (96 degrees), and Engineering (446 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 Other managers (362,074 people), Software developers (349,709 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,654 people), Civil engineers (228,263 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (141 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (96 degrees), Engineering (446 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (120 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (141 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (96 degrees), Engineering (446 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (120 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 (404,319 people), Computer Systems Design (404,049 people), Construction (270,887 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (268,657 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (248,753 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (141 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (96 degrees), Engineering (446 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (120 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. 179 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 170 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 179 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,597
  2. 1,916

In 2017, 1,597 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is 0.834 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,916).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 121 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.72 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 151 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 4.87 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.9% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,719 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,169 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (1,719 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1169 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,010 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    709 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    649 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (1,010 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (709 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $39.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6M (15.3%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $535M. New Mexico State University-Main Campus employs 214 Professors, 199 Assistant professors, and 197 Associate professors. Most academics at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (147), Male Associate professors(105), and Female Assistant professors (105).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 459 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 376 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 361 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.1M
2017 Endowment
60.5%
decline from 2016

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $39.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico State University-Main Campus declined 60.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $247M 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. $86M - Federal
  2. $14.2M - State
  3. $2.9M - Local

As of 2017, New Mexico State University-Main Campus received $86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.2M from state grants and contracts, and $2.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$184M
2017 Salaries
3.09%
decline from 2016

In 2017, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a median of $184M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($535M) and a 3.09% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.58% decline from 2015 and a 5.19% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.3M
Instructional Salaries
639
Number of Employees

In 2017, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a total of $52.3M to 639 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
214 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
459 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Professor with 214 employees; Assistant professor with 199 employees; and Assistant professor with 197 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 459 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 376 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 361 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 147 employees, Male Associate professor with 105 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 105 employees.

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

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