• 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 941 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,328
  • Out-state tuition: $5,280
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 111 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
111 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo has declined by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The New Mexico State University-Alamogordo diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
941 students
1,172 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
235 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
706 students
781 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
735 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
235 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
706 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
9%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
41%
48%
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% Black
4%
2%
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% White
43%
30%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
16%
25%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.99%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,100
$36,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,328 is more than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,280 is more than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,328
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,280
$4,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,464
$13,236
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,125
$6,125
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in New Mexico State University-Alamogordo and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
455
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,328
  • Out-state tuition: $5,280
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,058 per year for in-state students and $4,616 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New Mexico is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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