New Mexico State University Carlsbad

New Mexico State University Carlsbad

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad is a branch of the New Mexico State University which was established in 1888. Also referred to as NMSU - Carlsbad, the two-year community college is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. NMSU's recent enrollments have been more than 1,000 students each year.

Students of NMSU - Carlsbad are offered several associate's and bachelor's degrees in the field of arts and science. Certificates and transfer degree programs are also available. The courses are offered through five academic divisions.

The students of New Mexico State University - Carlsbad participate in a number of clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus include the American Criminal Justice Association - BAD, Phi Theta Kappa, and Alliance for Minority Participation.

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New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1500 University Dr
Carlsbad , NM 88220
General Phone: (575) 234-9200

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts47area and Cultural studies, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management9business, accounting technology
Family and Social Work9human services, social work
Education and Teaching7education, teacher aide
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Media2digital communications, animation and special effects
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Production Trades1welding
Mechanics and Repair0HVAC
Engineering Technician0computer engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering0data processing tech, computer support
Medical Administration0medical transcription

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree9812
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2512

New Mexico State Carlsbad Student Body

In 2007-2008, New Mexico State Carlsbad had a total enrollment of 1,425 students (823 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 2%
Hispanic 39%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 21%
18-19 17%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

New Mexico96%
State unknown1%
(International Students)1%

New Mexico State Carlsbad Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 35 %

New Mexico State Carlsbad Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265703)

New Mexico State Carlsbad Faculty

New Mexico State Carlsbad has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track47
Non-tenured and not on tenure track14

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$75,012

*: 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 year3$58,1772*
Associate professoracademic year0*2*
Assistant professoracademic year3$38,7503$48,719
Instructoracademic year5$39,4627$45,423
No academic rankacademic year3$39,1672*
All faculty totalacademic year14$43,25716$48,110

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

New Mexico State Carlsbad Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General

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

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

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

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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