New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Tel: (575)439-3600
  • 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 is Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso (33.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 26% 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
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,095 has declined by 33% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,095 students1,793 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students716 students604 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,379 students1,189 students
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Black (2007-2016)
% White
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.67
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,280$4,620
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%88%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
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.