New Mexico State University – Main Campus
2850 Weddell St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-3121
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

New Mexico State University is a public four-year institution located in Las Cruces. The school was originally established in 1888 as Las Cruces College. Today, the university serves more than 18,000 students and offers a wide variety of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across seven academic schools. U.S. News & World Report ranked the university number 108 on their annual list of the best public schools in the nation. In addition, the school’s online bachelor’s degrees, as well as graduate programs in education, engineering, and nursing earned recognition in the rankings for top online programs.

Programs Offered

Students interested in enrolling at New Mexico State University can choose from a range of programs in areas such as accounting, business, communication studies, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology, social work, and many more. Distance learners also have a number of bachelor’s and graduate-level degree options. Some examples include business administration, elementary education, educational leadership, Spanish, public health, and industrial engineering. These programs are designed with the educational needs of working adults in mind, providing ultimate flexibility in scheduling and industry-relevant instruction. Most notably, New Mexico State’s online graduate program in engineering ranked among the top 30 schools for student service and technology and student engagement and accreditation according to U.S. News & World Report.


New Mexico State University’s main campus was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools from 1926 to 1940, and then reaccredited in 1940. The school also holds specialized accreditations for programs in dietetics, psychology, speech-language pathology, nursing, public heath, music, and teacher education.


The admissions application is available for students to complete online, though they can also mail a hard copy to the school. There is a $20 application fee due at the time of submission. This fee is $40 for graduate students and $50 for international students. In addition, students will need to have their official high school or college transcripts sent to the admissions office along with any standardized test results. Students enrolling as first-time freshman will need to submit either their ACT or SAT results. The essay portion of the application can also be submitted electronically through the school’s website.

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