Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso

Tel: (575)257-2120
895 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso serves 895 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is the only community colleges within Lincoln County, NM.
The nearest community college is New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (33.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso (NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 29 staff 72 staff
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 895 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is equal to the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 895 students 1,793 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 30:1
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 235 students 604 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 660 students 1,189 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Asian (2008-2015)
% Hispanic
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Black (2007-2015)
% White
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso More (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.67
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,154 is less than the state average of $1,632. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,170 is less than the state average of $4,104. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,154 $1,632
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,170 $4,104
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 88%
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • ENMU-Ruidoso Branch is a comprehensive two-year college offering Certificates of Completion, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The ENMU-Ruidoso Branch also offers community education classes, customized training workshops, adult basic education courses, and operates a One-Stop Career Center providing free employment services for employers and those seeking career information. Established in 1991, the Ruidoso Off-Campus Instruction Center offered Lincoln County residents access to two-year college academic and vocational curriculum. In July 2005 the Ruidoso Campus became the 18th two-year college in New Mexico and was created as a Branch of ENMU. Undergraduate and graduate course work completed at the ENMU-Ruidoso Branch campus is fully transferable to ENMU-Portales. The offices of the Ruidoso Branch Community College contain the college's general offices, including Admissions and Records, Business, Financial Aid, Library Services, the College Bookstore, Instructional Television (ITV) classrooms and a computer lab for students. Classroom, computer lab and library facilities are used in a variety of public and private buildings, throughout Lincoln and Otero Counties. All the buildings provide barrier-free access to individuals confined to wheelchairs or with limited physical movement. Eastern New Mexico University, through its Ruidoso Campus, is authorized to award the associate of arts degree (A.A.), the associate of science (A.S.), the associate of applied science degree (A.A.S.), and the certificate of completion. Programs of study which lead to an associate's degree require a minimum of 64 hours of credit.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,632 per year for in-state students and $4,104 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,125 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is equal to the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.