New Mexico State University-Grants

1500 N. Third Street
Grants, NM 87020
Tel: (505)287-6678
  • The mission of New Mexico State University at Grants is to provide quality instructional and supportive programs at the lowest feasible cost to persons within the Cibola County. These programs are provided to eligible persons regardless of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
School Highlights
  • New Mexico State University-Grants serves 942 students (25% 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 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • New Mexico State University-Grants is the only community colleges within Cibola County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (55.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
New Mexico State University-Grants(NM) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty32 staff72 staff
New Mexico State University-Grants Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 942 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment942 students1,793 students
New Mexico State University-Grants Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
New Mexico State University-Grants Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students237 students604 students
New Mexico State University-Grants Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students705 students1,189 students
New Mexico State University-Grants Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Mexico State University-Grants Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico State University-Grants American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
New Mexico State University-Grants Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
New Mexico State University-Grants Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
New Mexico State University-Grants Black (2007-2012)
% White
New Mexico State University-Grants White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
New Mexico State University-Grants More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico State University-Grants Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
New Mexico State University-Grants Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.67
New Mexico State University-Grants Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
New Mexico State University-Grants Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
New Mexico State University-Grants Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,064 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,936 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,064$2,084
New Mexico State University-Grants In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,936$4,620
New Mexico State University-Grants Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%86%
New Mexico State University-Grants % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
New Mexico State University-Grants Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
New Mexico State University-Grants Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • NMSU at Grants is located in the city of Grants, New Mexico. Located at the base of Mount Taylor, Grants is surrounded by scenic mesas. The Laguna, Acoma, and Zuni Pueblos and the Navajo Nation surround the area. NMSU at Grants was established as a branch of New Mexico State University in 1968 through the cooperative efforts of New Mexico State University and Grants Municipal Schools. Our campus has continued to grow and improve. We currently are able to offer Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in several careers. We have also taken our classes out to many locations include the Pinehill and Laguna areas. NMSU-Grants is here to help you achieve it with lots of degree choices available to you. MSU has to offers Adult Basic Education and GED program, certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor's degree, masters degree and doctoral degree.

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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.