New Mexico State University Alamogordo

New Mexico State University Alamogordo

New Mexico State University Alamogordo, also known as NMSU-A, is a land-grant university situated in Alamogordo, NM, United States. It offers associate's degrees in diverse areas of study which includes criminal justice, fine arts, and education. NMSU-A prepares the students for the job market and also gives them placement assistance.

NMSU-A has an active student life. The campus hosts several student clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the popular organizations are Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) - Alpha Nu Beta Chapter, Native American Student Group (NASG), Social Sciences Club, and Student National Education Association. The College also offers financial aid to the needy students.

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New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo , NM 88310
General Phone: (575) 439-3600

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New Mexico State Alamogordo Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts88area and Cultural studies, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Education and Teaching12education, early childhood education, teacher aide
Business and Management8business
Medical Support and Technology7medical lab tech, optometric tech
Computer Science and Engineering7data processing tech, computer networking, computer support
Office and Administration6administrative assistant, general office occupations
Design3graphic design
Medical Administration3medical office assistant, medical secretary
Family and Social Work2human services, social work
Media2photo and film tech, animation and special effects
Fine Arts1fine arts
Engineering Technician0electronics tech
Law0legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for New Mexico State Alamogordo in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree16519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1415
Award of less than 1 academic year41

New Mexico State Alamogordo Student Body

In 2007-2008, New Mexico State Alamogordo had a total enrollment of 2,512 students (1,451 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 5%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 18%
20-21 13%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

New Mexico90%
State unknown4%

New Mexico State Alamogordo Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 53 %

New Mexico State Alamogordo Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alamogordo, 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.

New Mexico State Alamogordo Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,226
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,552
Books and supplies $ 998

Financial Aid:
New Mexico State Alamogordo participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265701)

New Mexico State Alamogordo Faculty

New Mexico State Alamogordo has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track27
Non-tenured and not on tenure track415

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$51,7463$42,308
Associate professoracademic year4$48,0907$42,481
Assistant professoracademic year2*5$41,100
Instructoracademic year1*12$37,255
No academic rankacademic year0*4$38,571
All faculty totalacademic year15$47,92431$39,714

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

New Mexico State Alamogordo Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Optometric Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration

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Top 19%New Mexico State Alamogordo Minority % of student body

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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