Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso

Tel: (575)257-2120
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 ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty29 staff72 staff
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 895 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment895 students1,793 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:130:1
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students235 students604 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students660 students1,189 students
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Black (2007-2016)
% White
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Non Resident (2010-2012)
% Unknown races
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.67
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$34,400
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,348 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,580 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,348$2,084
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,580$4,620
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%86%
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,750$15,750
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,495$6,495
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,084 per year for in-state students and $4,620 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,613 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.