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Study at Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University, also referred to as ENMU or Eastern, has its main campus in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico. This university was legislated in the year 1927 and opened in 1934. There are two branches of ENMU offering degrees to students at Roswell and Ruidoso. The main campus of the university covers more than 400 acres and enrolls more than 4, 000 students on an annual basis. ENMU has a school and 4 colleges under it:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Technology
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
The male athletic teams of the university are named the Greyhounds and the female teams are called the Zias. The male students participate in sports such as basketball, football, soccer, rodeo and cross country, while the female students play sports like softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and rodeo.

Profile of Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University is found in Portales, NM. Portales is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Eastern New Mexico University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management and education and teaching.

Eastern New Mexico University Selectivity

Admission to Eastern New Mexico University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 540.


Eastern New Mexico University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 4, 173 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Eastern New Mexico University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Lone Star Conference. Eastern New Mexico University offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Eastern New Mexico University Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Eastern New Mexico University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching166elementary school teaching, education, physical education teaching, early childhood education, special ed, trade and industrial teaching, music teaching, school Counselling, . . .
Liberal Arts151general studies, liberal arts and sciences, history, sociology, anthropology, English, political science, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management79business management, marketing, accounting, human resources, MIS, finance
Therapy and Counselling46psychology, Counselling psychology
Science37biology, chemistry, biochemistry, geology
Media29communication studies
Agricultural Science and Management25agriculture, agricultural production, agricultural operations
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology16audiology and speech pathology
Art Studies15art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical Education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine13registered nursing
Family and Social Work10family and consumer science, social work, child care management
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Conservation and Resource Management4wildlife management
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Engineering Technician3engineering technology, industrial tech
Religion and Philosophy3religion
Photography and Commercial Art1cinematography

Contact: Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University

1500 S Ave K

Portales, NM 88130

General Phone: (575) 562-2133


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