2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings

School Highlights

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana serves 7,028 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,028 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,872
  • Out-state tuition: $4,968
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 455 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
(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
455 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of New Mexico State University-Dona Ana has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The New Mexico State University-Dona Ana diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,028 students
1,046 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,186 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,842 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-Dona Ana.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
476 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,186 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,842 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
9%
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
73%
48%
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% Black
2%
2%
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% White
19%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.74%
1.51%
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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
$34,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,872 is less than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,968 is more than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,872
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,968
$4,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
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)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Mexico State University-Dona Ana cost?

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana's tuition is approximately $1,872 for In-State students and $4,968 for Out-State students.

What is New Mexico State University-Dona Ana's ranking?

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Mexico for: Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,028 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,872
  • Out-state tuition: $4,968
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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