New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

  • 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).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower 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%.
  • New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is the only community colleges within Otero County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso (33.0 miles away).

Top Placements

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty72 staff72 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The New Mexico State University-Alamogordo diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,095 students1,793 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
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# Full-Time Students716 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students1,379 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
10%
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% Asian
6%
2%
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% Hispanic
27%
44%
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% Black
4%
2%
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% White
48%
35%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
5%
1%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.690.67
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College Completion Rate
11%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,328 is more than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,280 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,328$2,084
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,280$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
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Source: 2016 (or 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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