Here, students find out who they are and what they want to be.
We are New Mexico’s land-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution of higher education dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. We have been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges for 2014.
Students seeking bachelor's and associates degrees can choose from a number of majors and pre-professional programs.
Our core research strengths include areas in
agricultural and life sciences, computer science and computer
and electrical engineering, space science and aerospace, and
sustainability—including energy, environment and water.
NMSU provides learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, 12 research and science centers and through distance education.
What began as a University of San Diego green campus tour turned into a new facility for New Mexico State University when the Office of Sustainability opened its new Environmental Education Center earlier this year. “They had just constructed their Environmental Education Center and I looked at that space and thought that there is no reason why we can’t do that,” NMSU sustainability manager joni newcomer said.
Childhood obesity is a problem in the United States and teams from three states including one from New Mexico State University have received a grant to try to curb the problem along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project is funded through a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as one of the subcontract sites, NMSU’s efforts will be aided through $1.5 million of the award.