New Mexico State University (NMSU) is a NASA Space Grant College and a learning institution that serves mostly the Hispanic population of the area. Aside from its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico, it maintains 4 other campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, 13 research and science centers, and cooperative extension offices in each of the 33 counties of New Mexico. Its programs are also offered through the university’s distance education facilities. It is located at 2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Founded as Las Cruces College in 1888, New Mexico State University was also previously known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. It became the New Mexico State University in 1960 and went on to become a comprehensive doctoral-level university. New Mexico State University maintains extension departments which primarily aim to provide practical and research-based knowledge and programs for the improvement of the quality of lives of residents of New Mexico.
New Mexico State University’s academic offerings consist of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health and Social Services, Extended Learning, Honors and the Graduate School. To provide balance to education, a variety of arts and recreational activities is offered by the university through museums and art galleries, music ensembles and symphony, professional theatre, on-campus public radio and TV stations, and an 18-hole golf course, among others.
The university’s more than 23,000 students come from all 50 states and at least 71 foreign countries. The average undergraduate class size is 28 while student/faculty ratio is 19:1. Housing rates range from $ 1,543.00 to $ 3,179.00 per semester. A typical meal plan costs $ 1,355.00 per semester. Estimated total cost of attendance for an academic year is $ 17,902.00 for the main campus or $ 14,190.00 for the branch campuses.
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