New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Tel: (575)439-3600
2,458 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 2,458 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
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 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 82 staff
59 staff
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,458 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,458 students
1,282 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
875 students
810 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,583 students
1,017 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Black (2006-2013)
% White
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo non_resident (2006-2013)
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo 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. 0.58 0.53
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,280 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,160 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,280 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,160 $10,294
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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