New Mexico State University: Statistics

New Mexico State University logo
EduRank.org best universities badge
Rank Ranking
#465 of 14,131 In the World
#175 of 2,597 In North America
#153 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 12 In New Mexico
#1 of 2 In Las Cruces
#64 of 1,014 For Astrophysics and Astronomy
Top50% For 115 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
63%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
11,575
Graduates
2,652
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 63% 61% 64%
Applicants 13,715 5,491 8,156
Admissions 8,595 3,368 5,191
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,146 899 1,247
Freshmen enrolled part time 23 12 11

6,002 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,729 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
710 or 33%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in New Mexico State University are 950-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,511 or 70%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in New Mexico State University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 8215 (59%)
White 3854 (27%)
Nonresident Alien 766 (5%)
Black or African American 377 (3%)
Two or more races 327 (2%)
Asian 182 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 154 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 118 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 22 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,550
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,041$4,981
Tuition in-state $6,041$4,981
Tuition out-of-state $22,507$17,330
Fee in-district $1,260$945
Fee in-state $1,260$945
Fee out-of-state $1,260$945

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,517
Combined charge for room and board $10,228
Room charge $6,088
Meal charge $4,140

New Mexico State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 152 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 166
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 139 5
Business Administration and Management, General 55 71 3
Mechanical Engineering 109 18
Social Work 45 53
Business & Commerce, General 5 91
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 80 9 6
Psychology, General 89 1 1
Industrial Engineering 36 45
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 79
Education, General 72
Accounting 49 18
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 42 19
Finance, General 61
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 57 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 44 15
Animal Sciences, General 55 1 1
Information Technology 56
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 54
Public Health Education and Promotion 36 18
Sociology, General 41 12
Civil Engineering, General 39 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36 13 3
Journalism 47
Chemical Engineering 38 5
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 41
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 24 16
Human Development and Family Studies, General 40
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 38 1
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 39
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 28 7
History, General 19 13
Political Science and Government, General 30 2
English Language and Literature, General 21 9
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 30
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 29
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 28
Curriculum and Instruction 28
Elementary Education and Teaching 28
Rhetoric and Composition 16 10
Anthropology, General 16 9
Agriculture, General 20 3
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 21
Spanish Language and Literature 21
Agronomy and Crop Science 2 12 5
Geology & Earth Science, General 13 5
Agricultural Teacher Education 12 5
Music Teacher Education 17
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 11 2
Visual and Performing Arts, General 17
Economics, General 13 3
Family Resource Management Studies, General 16
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15
Geography 9 6
Mathematics, General 8 4 3
Range Science and Management 12 2 1
Biochemistry 14
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 14
Dietetics & Dietitian 14
Engineering, General 14
International Business & Trade & Commerce 14
Music Performance, General 4 10
Secondary Education and Teaching 14
Nursing Practice 13
Physics, General 8 4 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 10
Apparel and Textiles, General 9
Chemistry, General 5 4
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 8
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 8
Genetics, General 8
Environmental Studies 7
Horticultural Science 6 1
Plant Pathology & Phytopathology 5 2
Public Administration 7
Athletic Training & Trainer 6
Counseling Psychology 6
Creative Writing 6
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 6
Philosophy 6
Statistics, General 6
Ecology 5
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 2 3
Psychopharmacology 5
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 4
Dance, General 4
Development Economics and International Development 4
Surveying Technology & Surveying 4
Astronomy 2 1
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 3
Experimental Psychology 2 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
General Studies 1 2
Bioinformatics 2
Food Technology and Processing 2
Women's Studies 2
Computer Science 1
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 1
Molecular Biology 1
Nursing Science 1
Grand Total 5 2,429 658 126
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 51% 46% 55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 37%

Publications & Citations

Publications
20,283
Citations
804,787

Publication / Citation count by topic

Physics
4,750 / 325,691
Engineering
3,956 / 113,595
Biology
3,155 / 135,380
Environmental Science
2,982 / 117,671
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,680 / 71,306
Chemistry
2,485 / 106,307
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,019 / 214,330
Computer Science
1,975 / 67,107
Psychology
1,484 / 61,865
Medicine
1,418 / 34,976
Materials Science
1,183 / 30,722
Business
944 / 35,335
Mathematics
869 / 17,499
Ecology
802 / 47,873
Demography
711 / 22,279
Agricultural Science
700 / 15,395
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
690 / 25,625
Sociology
607 / 14,142
Optical Engineering
573 / 14,908
Social Psychology
533 / 35,716
Economics
512 / 10,155
Geology
503 / 27,509
Geography and Cartography
497 / 9,812
Quantum and Particle physics
495 / 31,186
Electronic Engineering
492 / 11,414
Art & Design
465 / 6,511
Automation and Control engineering
420 / 7,147
Botany
397 / 17,059
Nuclear Physics
384 / 37,822
Political Science
363 / 10,432
Education Majors
325 / 6,653
Inorganic Chemistry
323 / 20,968
Animal Science
315 / 7,142
Atomic and Molecular physics
310 / 13,541
Environmental Management
309 / 27,702
Electrical Engineering
282 / 7,499
Genetics
268 / 15,376
Computational Linguistics
266 / 16,501
Health Science
250 / 4,566
Child Psychology
247 / 10,967

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 323 3160
1992 361 3394
1993 372 3610
1994 389 4018
1995 382 4411
1996 478 4976
1997 497 5992
1998 483 6985
1999 493 8150
2000 531 9841
2001 533 11638
2002 583 14640
2003 555 17187
2004 639 20617
2005 650 24638
2006 697 28684
2007 659 32371
2008 708 34476
2009 731 39757
2010 779 40530
2011 804 44439
2012 865 46966
2013 894 50888
2014 930 53810
2015 977 56839
2016 945 56778
2017 1011 57498
2018 1015 58732
2019 980 61872
2020 1064 68517
2021 1113 65824

New Mexico State University alumni

  1. Pascal Siakam

    Pascal Siakam
    Born in
    Cameroon Flag Cameroon
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Pascal Siakam is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Siakam played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016. Nicknamed "Spicy P", he was selected by Toronto with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. After being assigned to the NBA Development League (now the G League) as a rookie in 2017, he led Toronto's affiliate team to a league championship and picked up Finals Most Valuable Player honors in the process. Siakam would later help the Raptors claim an NBA championship in 2019 while winning the league's Most Improved Player Award in the same season, the first player to win both during the same season. He was named an NBA All-Star for the first time as a starter in the 2019–20 season and he was also selected to his first All-NBA Team.

  2. Sim Bhullar

    Sim Bhullar
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Gursimran Singh "Sim" Bhullar is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers of the Taiwanese P. League+. He played college basketball for New Mexico State University and is the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA. At 7'5", he also became the sixth-tallest player in NBA history, being tied with Chuck Nevitt and Pavel Podkolzin for that record.

  3. Rich Beem

    Rich Beem
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Richard Michael Beem is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and is best known for his upset victory at the 2002 PGA Championship.

  4. Alvy Ray Smith

    Alvy Ray Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    engineerscreenwritercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Alvy Ray Smith III is an American computer scientist who co-founded Lucasfilm's Computer Division and Pixar, participating in the 1980s and 1990s expansion of computer animation into feature film.

General info

Alternative names NMSU
Founded 1888
Colors crimson, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December;January-May). Also Summer Sessions (May-July;July-August)
Total FTE staff 2,940
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-8001
United States
City population 111,000
Phone 5756460111
Fax +1 (575) 646 6330

New Mexico State University in Social Media