New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM 88003
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in New Mexico. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Las Cruces. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,042 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,511 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%).
Every year 46% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,323, and fees were $1,138. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,884 and $1,138 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||1|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||3||5|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1941 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||910 to 1160|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|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.
|In District Students||$222|
|In State Students||$222|
|Out of State Students||$829|
|In District Students||$244|
|In State Students||$244|
|Out of State Students||$851|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of New Mexico State 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|
|Other Federal Grant||19%||$1,282|
|State Grant & Scholarships||75%||$4,301|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||65%||$5,400|
|Federal Student Loans||36%||$4,324|
$9,449Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,739|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,303|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,551|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,188|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.