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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on New Mexico State University - Dona Ana, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

NMSU Dona Ana was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NMSU Dona Ana?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into New Mexico State University - Dona Ana since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At New Mexico State University - Dona Ana, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is 28%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  28 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At New Mexico State University - Dona Ana this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at NMSU Dona Ana

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,054 undergraduates at NMSU Dona Ana with 3,365 being full-time and 4,689 being part-time.

NMSU Dona Ana Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

NMSU Dona Ana scored 42.10 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.10 out of 100
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How Much Does New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Cost?

The overall average net price of NMSU Dona Ana is $5,313. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NMSU Dona Ana

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,703 $5,561 $8,246 $10,203 $10,308

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NMSU Dona Ana, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NMSU Dona Ana, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $1,180 a year. That adds up to $4,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMSU Dona Ana is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do NMSU Dona Ana Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from NMSU Dona Ana with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is a public institution located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. NMSU Dona Ana is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Contact details for NMSU Dona Ana are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575-528-7000
Website: dacc.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NMSU Dona Ana

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,084 students took at least one online class at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. This is a decrease from the 3,239 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,084 1,255
2016-2017 3,239 1,262
2015-2016 3,175 1,057
2014-2015 3,155 1,051
2013-2014 2,848 973

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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