• 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 1,203 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,780
  • Out-state tuition: $3,700
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 104 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
(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
104 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of New Mexico State University-Carlsbad has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The New Mexico State University-Carlsbad diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,203 students
1,172 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
269 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
934 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-Carlsbad.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
878 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
269 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
934 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
9%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
52%
48%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
40%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
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
0.57
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
14%
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 $1,780 is less than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,700 is less than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,780
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,700
$4,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
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
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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

  • 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).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Mexico State University-Carlsbad cost?

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad's tuition is approximately $1,780 for In-State students and $3,700 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,780
  • Out-state tuition: $3,700
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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