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Study at New Mexico State University Main Campus

New Mexico State University was established in 1888. It was initially founded as an agricultural institute called “Las Cruces College. ” In 1960, the name was changed to New Mexico State University. The main campus of NMSU is in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The main campus of this university currently enrolls over 15, 000 students in its associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs. Students can also pursue post-masters certifications at the NMSU main campus.

The athletics teams of New Mexico State University are nicknamed the Aggies. This name was probably inspired by the university's agricultural beginnings. The team colors are crimson and white and the mascot is “Pistol Pete”.

Profile of New Mexico State University Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM is home to New Mexico State. Las Cruces is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at New Mexico State go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering and family and social work.

New Mexico State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 560.


New Mexico State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

New Mexico State has 16, 722 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

New Mexico State values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.

New Mexico State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching528education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, agricultural teaching, school Counselling, curriculum and instruction, education of speech impaired, . . .
Business and Management461business management, accounting, marketing, business, finance, international business
Liberal Arts432foreign language and literature, English, political science, history, speech and rhetoric, general studies, economics, anthropology, . . .
Engineering285electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, engineering, environmental engineering, engineering physics, . . .
Family and Social Work233social work, family studies, community organization, family resource management, food and nutrition, public administration
Science178biology, chemistry, bacteriology, physics, biochemistry, geology, plant pathology, astronomy, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement156criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine122registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering81computer and info science, information technology
Therapy and Counselling72psychology, school psychology
Hospitality66hospitality management
Agricultural Science and Management57agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural economics
Medical administration50public health education, environmental health
Animal Science and Care50animal science
Engineering Technician42engineering technology, surveying tech
Landscaping and Horticulture41range management, agronomy, horticultural science, soil science, turf management
Art Studies39visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management31wildlife management, environmental studies, environmental science
Mathematics25mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts22drama, dance
Music16music performance
Construction Trades15apparel and textiles
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Fine Arts7fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5athletic trainer
Architecture and Planning2urban planning

Contact: New Mexico State

New Mexico State University Main Campus

2850 Weddell Street

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

General Phone: (575) 646-0111


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