New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Tel: (575)234-9200
1,861 students
Public institution
NMSU-Carlsbad is a dynamic, quality driven institution serving the rapidly changing community needs and has positioned itself to lead the community into the 21st century. The college provides a leadership role in fashioning the future, anticipating changes in our community, and provides access to post-secondary education and vocational skills to address these challenges.
School Highlights:
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad serves 1,861 students (28.69% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 67%.
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is the only community colleges within Eddy County, NM.
The nearest community college is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (62.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College New Mexico State University-Carlsbad 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 56 staff
61 staff
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,861 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,861 students 1,296 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 534 students
810 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,327 students
1,036 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Black (2006-2013)
% White
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Non Resident (2007-2013)
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.51 0.53
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,780 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,700 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,780 $5,694
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,700 $10,252
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • NMSU-Carlsbad is a two-year branch community college of New Mexico State University and is independently accredited by the North Central Association. NMSU-C has a student population of approximately 1,200 students, approximately 28 full-time faculty, 45 part-time faculty and 70 full-time staff members. NMSU-Carlsbad offers a variety of quality educational opportunities. The college is the Eddy County provider of Adult Basic Education services (ABE). The college offers Certificate programs of 30-36 credit hours, Associate of Arts degrees and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Transfer programs are designed to provide freshman- and sophomore-level course work for students planning to transfer to institutions offering baccalaureate degrees. Non-credit programs offered through Community Services and Continuing Education programs provide a variety of educational, personal interest, and enrichment programs for all ages. NMSU-Carlsbad hosts the regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Manufacturing Sector Development Program (MSDP) that serves business and industry training needs through customized programs. The college has a facility of 142,000 square feet at its primary Carlsbad campus with more the 500 personal computers for faculty, staff, and student use. More than 400 are networked and have Internet access. The remaining computers are used for testing and teaching beginning computer skills in the ABE Program. The MSDP, a state-of-the-art training program located on campus, is equipped with computer-integrated manufacturing systems and equipment, such as computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and computer numerically controlled systems (CAD/CAM/CNC).

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,171 per year for in-state students and $4,838 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 higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.