Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus

Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus

Eastern New Mexico University, also referred to as ENMU or Eastern, has its main campus in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico. This university was legislated in the year 1927 and opened in 1934. There are two branches of ENMU offering degrees to students at Roswell and Ruidoso. The main campus of the university covers more than 400 acres and enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. ENMU has a school and 4 colleges under it:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Technology
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School

The male athletic teams of the university are named the Greyhounds and the female teams are called the Zias. The male students participate in sports such as basketball, football, soccer, rodeo and cross country, while the female students play sports like softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and rodeo.

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Contacting Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
1500 S Ave K
Portales , NM 88130
General Phone: (575) 562-1011

Eastern New Mexico University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching154education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, business teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Liberal Arts116Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management78business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Therapy and Counseling42psychology, counseling psychology
Science36biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology
Media26communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17health and physical education
Medical Support and Technology17audiology and speech pathology
Agricultural Science and Management16agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural production
Family and Social Work15family and consumer science, child care management, social work
Art Studies9art studies
Religion and Philosophy6religion
Conservation and Resource Management4wildlife management
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Engineering Technician3engineering technology, industrial tech
Animal Science and Care3dairy science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Photography and Commercial Art0cinematography

Number of programs and degrees for Eastern New Mexico University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Bachelor's degree48149
Associate's degree145
Master's degree10713

Eastern New Mexico University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern New Mexico University had a total enrollment of 4,173 students (3,169 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 5%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 22%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico78%
(International Students)1%

Eastern New Mexico University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 50 %

Eastern New Mexico University Room and Board (2007)

Eastern New Mexico University offers campus housing for 1,198 of its 3,169 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Portales, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Eastern New Mexico University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math405535
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Eastern New Mexico University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,342
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,966
Room and board $ 5,064
Room charge $ 2,468
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,754
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 5,500

Financial Aid:
Eastern New Mexico University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265100)

Eastern New Mexico University Faculty

Eastern New Mexico University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2726
Non-tenured and not on tenure track816

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year27$69,02213$63,395
Associate professoracademic year22$54,57916$52,671
Assistant professoracademic year29$50,74723$49,334
Instructoracademic year6$45,93118$38,146
All faculty totalacademic year84$57,28170$49,831

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eastern New Mexico University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Baseball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports215778

Eastern New Mexico University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Dairy Science

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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