New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

1500 University Dr, Carlsbad
NM, 88220
Tel: (575)234-9200
2,060 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 2,060 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is the only community colleges within Eddy County, NM.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,060 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,060 students
1,275 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
573 students
829 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,487 students
1,020 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad sch enrollment New Mexico State University-Carlsbad sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian -
2%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 49%
7%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 1%
12%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Black (2006-2012)
% White 50%
66%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races - 2%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad sch ethnicity New Mexico State University-Carlsbad sta ethnicity
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 0.45
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,708 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,532 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,708 $5,940
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,532 $10,075
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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