Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales, NM 88130

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in New Mexico. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Portales. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 635 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 400 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 63%).

Every year 33% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,661, and fees were $2,352. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,436 and $2,352 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 5 32
Master's degree 2 12

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1995 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT830 to 1060
ACT16 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$247/credit
In State Students$247/credit
Out of State Students$487/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$269/credit
In State Students$269/credit
Out of State Students$517/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $11,115 $11,115 $21,915
ADN 70 $17,290 $17,290 $34,090
BSN 125 $30,875 $30,875 $60,875
FNP 50 $13,450 $13,450 $25,850
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,438
Other Federal Grant 27% $676
State Grant & Scholarships 81% $3,919
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 45% $959
Federal Student Loans 38% $4,688
Private Loans 2% $7,100


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,609
$30,001 to $48,000$7,509
$48,001 to $75,000$10,727
$75,001 to $110,000$12,715
Over $110,000$11,847

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found


Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
ENMU Station 2, 1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

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