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
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 31 148
Master's degree 0 3
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 1
Post-master's certificate 0 5
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 5

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1160
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $40

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$222/credit
In State Students$222/credit
Out of State Students$829/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$244/credit
In State Students$244/credit
Out of State Students$851/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 $9,990 $9,990 $37,305
ADN 70 $15,540 $15,540 $58,030
BSN 125 $27,750 $27,750 $103,625
FNP 50 $12,200 $12,200 $42,550
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 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
Pell Grant 47% $4,607
Other Federal Grant 19% $1,282
State Grant & Scholarships 75% $4,301
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 65% $5,400
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,324
Private Loans 2% $7,216


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$6,739
$30,001 to $48,000$7,303
$48,001 to $75,000$9,551
$75,001 to $110,000$13,188
Over $110,000$12,281

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found


Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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