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.
Longtime New Mexico historian and expert on the Atomic West Jon Hunner is a modern-day time traveler, sharing the past to help college students build their futures. For the better part of the past year he took on another duty in service to the state, as interim director of the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors Historic Landmark in Santa Fe.
National studies have found that 30 to 40 percent of all entering college freshmen are unprepared for college-level math, reading and writing. At New Mexico State University’s Grants campus, students are experiencing low course completion rates in developmental education, critical college gateway and high-demand technology courses, resulting in low associate degree and certificate completions.