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IPEDS ID: 187620
OPE ID: 00265702
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New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
General information:  (575) 527-7500
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  8,448 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 2-year colleges under 4-year universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty134323
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,038$1,038$1,084$1,20611.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,044$8,038$7,735$8,2076.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$14,557$14,600$13,595$14,7838.7%
Off Campus with Family$6,513$6,562$5,860$6,57612.2%
Off Campus$14,845$14,912$13,907$15,1198.7%
Off Campus with Family$6,801$6,874$6,172$6,91212.0%
Off Campus$17,725$17,936$17,003$18,3357.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,681$9,898$9,268$10,1289.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
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Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid199990%————
Grant or scholarship aid97688%$4,628,809$4,743
Federal grants82574%$3,832,818$4,646
Pell grants82574%$3,801,393$4,608
Other federal grants585%$31,425$542
State/local government grant or scholarships66460%$634,064$955
Institutional grants or scholarships737%$161,927$2,218
Student loan aid31328%$1,134,394$3,624
Federal student loans31328%$1,131,394$3,615
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,47362%$28,531,629$5,213
Pell grants4,63752%$20,719,111$4,468
Federal student loans2,83732%$13,114,349$4,623
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$5,664$6,484$5,281
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$4,967$5,677$4,362
$30,001 – $48,000$5,956$6,467$5,301
$48,001 – $75,000$8,282$9,108$7,205
$75,001 – $110,000$10,010$10,378$9,638
$110,001 and more$10,058$11,022$9,261
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,448
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment223
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 18%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 65%
25 and over: 35%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 59%
Part-time students: 37%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 11%
Transfer-out rate: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 9%
Female: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 16%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 12%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 12%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 19%
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician-44
Category total-44
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-1226
Business Administration and Management, General-1225
Business/Commerce, General28-44
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-00
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--20
Retailing and Retail Operations-0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-0-
Category total2824115
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-1016
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-1-
Category total-1116
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-20-
Mass Communication/Media Studies-0-
Category total120-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-1330
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster-4-
Category total-1730
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance-0-
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter-0-
Category total-10-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--30
Education, General--15
Teacher Assistant/Aide--0
Category total--45
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician-24
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD--4
Biomedical Technology/Technician-1-
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD-49
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-18-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-615
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-2-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-23
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician-113
Category total-3648
English Language and Literature/Letters
American Literature (United States)-1-
Category total-1-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging-0-
Child Care Provider/Assistant-0-
Category total-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant-19-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--7
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-15
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8383
Health Aide-1-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-37
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller17--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-212
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--17
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist3--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-27-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-230
Public Health, General--21d
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer6--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--0
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--8
Category total3411480d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--117d
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--11
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-1-
Category total-1128d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--3
Category total--3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies70-642d
Category total70-642d
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting1d9d1d
Library and Information Science--11
Category total1d9d12d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-2516
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-195
Category total-4421
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--2
Category total--2
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder-99
Category total-99
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-1-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--0
Commercial and Advertising Art-017
Digital Arts-60
Category total-617
Grand total1343071,172
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 211
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 15
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $847
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,544
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)8/1/1973 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers9/20/1975 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession123
Drug law violations5486103
Liquor law violations125120101
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations224855
Liquor law violations855480
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible322
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)012
Aggravated assault1144
Motor vehicle theft9314
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible322
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)002
Aggravated assault721
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate20.2%19.9%18.5%
Number in default1,1641,042803
Number in repayment5,7555,2264,319
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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