New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,956

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,213

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

17.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.6%

7,618 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,852

76.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.6%

1,006 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (222 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (161 degrees), and Registered Nursing (118 degrees).

In 2016, 3,680 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,691 degrees), 1.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1239 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $4,956, which is $-20,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $4,956, which is $-20,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,213.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,956

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $4,956. The cost of tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $-20,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$10,213

2016 Value

2.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 New Mexico State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,213. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of New Mexico State University-Main Campus grew by 2.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,348

Room and Board

$1,206

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was of $8,348 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,206. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2015, when 77% 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.

17.2%

2015 Default Rate

848

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 17.2%, which represents 848 out of the 4938 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 7,618 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.57% annual growth. Out of those 7,618 applicants, 4,541 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.6% acceptance rate.

There were 14,852 students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2016, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 40.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,541

Accepted Out of 7,618

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus was 59.6% (4,541 admissions from 7,618 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.57%, while admissions declined by -7.02%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

334

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 14,852 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,373 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,479. This means that 76.6% 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 51.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.5% White, 2.97% Black or African American, 1.98% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, and 0.168% 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 (31.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.6%) and White Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.5%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,852 students. The full-time enrollment at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 11,373 and the part-time enrollment is 3,479. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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 72%. 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

    7,652

  2. White

    4,383

  3. Black or African American

    441

The enrolled student population at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 51.5% Hispanic or Latino, 29.5% White, 2.97% Black or African American, 1.98% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.79% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, and 0.168% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 419 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 464 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 (1,691 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1239 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (222 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (161 degrees) and Registered Nursing (118 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 (167 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (103 degrees), and Engineering (442 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 Miscellaneous managers (418,657 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (344,130 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,784 people), Civil engineers (230,674 people), and Mechanical engineers (151,572 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (167 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (103 degrees), Engineering (442 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (53 degrees), and Communication Technologies (32 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (167 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (103 degrees), Engineering (442 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (53 degrees), and Communication Technologies (32 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 (409,191 people), Computer Systems Design (391,486 people), Construction (258,921 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (236,556 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (177,996 people).

The most specialized majors at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (167 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (103 degrees), Engineering (442 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (53 degrees), and Communication Technologies (32 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. 222 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 222 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,608

  2. 2,072

In 2016, 1,608 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,072).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to men at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.95 times less than the 121 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to women at New Mexico State University-Main Campus in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.05 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (58.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is Female and White (58.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.97% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,691 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,239 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 (1,691 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1239 degrees).

2.66% of degree recipients (98 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,064 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    703 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    627 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (1,064 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (703 degrees).

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Operations

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $105M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.03M (0.982%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $572M. Of that $572M, they spent $205M on salaries and $572M on benefits.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus employs 212 Professors, 210 Associate professors, and 202 Assistant professors. Most academics at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (150), Male Associate professors(109), and Female Assistant professors (108).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 497 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 381 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 369 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$105M

2015 Endowment

3.96%

decline from 2014

New Mexico State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $105M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of New Mexico State University-Main Campus declined 3.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $166M 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. $103M - Federal

  2. $11M - State

  3. $2.85M - Local

As of 2015, New Mexico State University-Main Campus received $103M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11M from state grants and contracts, and $2.85M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$205M

Salary Expenditure

$572M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, New Mexico State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $572M. Of that $572M, they spent $205M on salaries and $572M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at New Mexico State University-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$205M

2015 Salaries

5.19%

decline from 2014

In 2015, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a median of $205M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($572M) and a 5.19% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% growth from 2013 and a 1.18% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55M

Instructional Salaries

684

Number of Employees

In 2015, New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid a total of $55M to 684 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

212 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

497 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Professor with 212 employees; Associate professor with 210 employees; and Associate professor with 202 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 497 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 381 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. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 150 employees, Male Associate professor with 109 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 108 employees.

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

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