New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, NM 88220-0000
Tel: (575)234-9200
  • 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 1,852 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is the only community colleges within Eddy County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (62.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad(NM) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty54 staff72 staff
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,852 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,852 students1,793 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students478 students604 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,374 students1,189 students
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Black (2007-2016)
% White
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Non Resident races
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Non Resident (2008-2012)
% Unknown races
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.590.67
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,780 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,700 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,780$2,084
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,700$4,620
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%87%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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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 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. of 0.67, which is equal to the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.