New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Tel: (575)439-3600
2,095 students
Public institution
  • NMSU-A is a two-year branch campus dedicated to the concept of high-quality cost efficient education that meets the needs of a diverse community. While some students continue to value the long established core courses, others are seeking alternatives to the traditional liberal arts education. Every possible effort is being made to keep programs and curricula flexible in order to accommodate varied and expanding community educational needs.
School Highlights
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo serves 2,095 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is the only community colleges within Otero County, NM.
The nearest community college is Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso (33.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates 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 72 staff 72 staff
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,095 has declined by 37% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,095 students 1,793 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 716 students 604 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,379 students 1,189 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
10%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
6%
2%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
27%
44%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
4%
2%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Black (2006-2014)
% White
48%
35%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo More (2011-2014)
% Non Resident races
5%
1%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
5%
5%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo 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. 0.69 0.67
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,256 is more than the state average of $1,632. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,088 is more than the state average of $4,104. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,256 $1,632
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,088 $4,104
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • New Mexico State University, opened in 1890 as New Mexicos Land-Grant College. NMSU now carries out its land-grant mission at its main campus (Las Cruces), four branch community colleges, twelve off-campus agricultural science centers throughout the state, and Cooperative Extension Service offices located in every New Mexico county. New Mexico State University at Alamogordo is one of the branch community colleges of the University. NMSU-A was established in 1958 with an initial enrollment of 278 students. The classes were held at night on the Alamogordo High School campus. The objective of this post-secondary educational venture was to serve the military and civilian personnel from Holloman Air Force Base, as well as students from the local non-military population. We offer academic degrees at the associate level and preparation for successful transfer to baccalaureate level colleges and universities. Advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses also are available from a number of our educational partners through our distance learning facilities. In addition, relevant career and vocational programs are offered for those entering or advancing in today's workforce. New Mexico State University at Alamogordo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is individually accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Nursing Program operates with approval by the New Mexico State Board of Nursing and accreditation by the National League of Nursing.

Nearby Schools

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.