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New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

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A public university founded in 1888 and located in Las Cruces, N.M., New Mexico State has a campus of about 15,000 undergraduate students. Degrees are offered through a variety of colleges, including agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences. In addition to numerous student clubs and organizations, New Mexico State is a member of the NCAA Division I-A Western Athletic Conference.

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Box 30001, MSC 3004
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

2014-2015 Tuition

$20,658 Tuition and Fees

Students

13582 undergraduate students
47% male / 53% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
85.2% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1888

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Agriculture, General, Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Turf and Turfgrass Management, Agricultural and Extension Education Services, Animal Sciences, General, Food Technology and Processing, Agronomy and Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Range Science and Management, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Education, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Agricultural Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Surveying Technology/Surveying, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Family Resource Management Studies, General, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Apparel and Textiles, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, Genetics, General, Ecology, Mathematics, General, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Economics, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Community Organization and Advocacy, Social Work, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music Performance, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Public Health Education and Promotion, Dietetics/Dietitian, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Journalism

Minors Offered

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management, Turf and Turfgrass Management, Agronomy and Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Range Science and Management, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Culinary Science/Culinology, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Agricultural Teacher Education, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Other, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Surveying Technology/Surveying, Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Apparel and Textiles, General, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, Entomology, Bioinformatics, Ecology, Mathematics, General, Computational Mathematics, Army JROTC/ROTC, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Economics, Gerontology, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Museology/Museum Studies, Human Biology, Philosophy, Applied and Professional Ethics, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Environmental Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geophysics and Seismology, Physics, General, Physics, Other, Psychology, General, Forensic Science and Technology, Homeland Security, Public Administration, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Geographic Information Science and Cartography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), Political Economy, Sociology, American Indian/Native American Studies, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Dance, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music Performance, General, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Business Administration and Management, General, Project Management, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,582
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 11,215
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,671
Percent of male undergraduates: 47%
Percent of female undergraduates: 53%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 7 3 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 1
Robbery 2 1 1
Aggravated assault 11 11 4
Burglary 85 76 50
Motor vehicle theft 10 9 3
Arson 0 1 7
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 3 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 3 7 2
Burglary 55 27 26
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 3 1 2
Drug law violations 43 54 86
Liquor law violations 121 126 120
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 2 0 1
Drug law violations 24 22 48
Liquor law violations 86 85 54
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 2 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.