New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Las Cruces, NM. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $5,880 over its programs in average.
The school has a total enrollment of 6,662 and it offers 79 programs(10 online programs). By program type, it has 2 12-weeks certificate, 18 1-year certificate, 59 2-years certificate, and 50 associate programs.
Last year, a total of 1,318 students completed and earned certificate or associate degree at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana.
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2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is $5,880 for academic year 2022-2023. The amount is the average costs over all degree programs and the vocational program tuition may be lower than the average cost.
55% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $6,473 (exclude student loans).
NMSU-Dona Ana 2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$5,880
Average Financial Amount$6,473

Offered Career / Vocational Programs and Completers

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana offers 79 vocational programs for Less than 12-Week Certificate, Less than 1-Year Certificate, and 1-2 Years Certificate programs. The following table lists number of programs by offered type and online availability along with number of completers.
Last year, 1,318 students have completed their career programs.
Offered Career Programs at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate200
Less than 1 Year Certificate18475
2 Years Certificate596353
Total79101,318

Programs by Award Level

The following table summarizes the number of completers by program and award level.
  • 75 students have earned/completed Less than 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 353 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 890 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Corrections0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Total0
Less than 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Advertising0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer0-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician0-
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD0-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD0-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician0-
Solar Energy Technology/Technician0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
General Studies0-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Library and Archives Assisting1-
Construction Trades [+] 0 completers-
Building Construction Technology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 42 completers-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist2-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller16-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer7-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling12-
Business [+] 32 completers-
Business/Commerce32-
Total75
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 2 completers-
Architecture0-
Architectural Technology/Technician2-
Communication and Journalism [+] 10 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies0-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia10-
Communications Technologies [+] 3 completers-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant1-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 57 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician27$27,800
Network and System Administration/Administrator22-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager3-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 3 completers-
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef0-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training3-
Education [+] 5 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Manufacturing Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 21 completers-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician4-
Biomedical Technology/Technician0-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician2-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician12-
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD3-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD0-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant0-
English Language and Literature [+] 0 completers-
American Literature (United States0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 3 completers$21,900
General Studies3-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Library and Archives Assisting0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 5 completers$23,600
Fire Science/Fire-fighting5-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Construction Trades [+] 18 completers-
Carpentry/Carpenter1-
Electrician0-
Lineworker11-
Building/Property Maintenance0-
Building Construction Technology6-
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter0-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 34 completers-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology28-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician6-
Precision Production Trades [+] 16 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder16-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Digital Arts3-
Commercial and Advertising Art0-
Commercial Photography0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 151 completers-
Dental Assisting/Assistant19-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist5-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller0-
Medical/Clinical Assistant1-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)83-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician1-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-
Health Aide0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training22-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide20-
Business [+] 19 completers-
Business Administration and Management15-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science4$20,100
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations0-
Retailing and Retail Operations0-
Total353
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 4 completers-
Architectural Technology/Technician4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0-
Communications Technologies [+] 4 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 31 completers-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician31-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 10 completers-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training10-
Education [+] 38 completers-
Education13-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching25-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Pre-Engineering0-
Manufacturing Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 24 completers-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician6-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician9-
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician1-
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD3-
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD1-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD4-
Legal Studies [+] 1 completers-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 417 completers-
General Studies417-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Library and Information Science1-
Library and Archives Assisting0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 85 completers-
Corrections0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies63-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician8-
Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention0-
Critical Infrastructure Protection14-
Construction Trades [+] 5 completers-
Building Construction Technology5-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 13 completers-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology8-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-
Precision Production Trades [+] 15 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder15-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 12 completers-
Digital Arts6-
Commercial and Advertising Art0-
Game and Interactive Media Design6-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 120 completers-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist0-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist10-
Medical/Clinical Assistant21-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist19-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist10-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician7-
Public Health11-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse37-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide0-
Business [+] 110 completers-
Business/Commerce67-
Business Administration and Management13-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science13-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services0-
Hospitality Administration/Management17-
Total890

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 6,662 students are attending at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. There are 125 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 310 part-time faculty teaching for the school.
The students to faculty ratio is 20 to 1 (5.00%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 332 (full-time) and 311 (part-time).
The graduation rate of New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is 15% and transfer-out rate is 10%. The retention rate is 59% at the school.
NMSU-Dona Ana 2023 Key Statistics
Student Population6,662
Graduation Rate15%
Number of Faculty435
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1

Student Population at NMSU-Dona Ana

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 6,454 students enrolled into New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. By gender, 2,534 male and 3,920 female students are attending the school.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for New Mexico State University-Dona Ana.
Student Population By Gender
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,4542,5343,920
Full-time2,8321,1141,718
Part-tme3,6221,4202,202
There are 1,148 White (17.79%), 113 Black/African American (1.75%), 4,642 Hispanic (71.92%), 58 Asian (0.90%), and 5,131 students with other races attending New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. 168 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,4542,5343,920
American Indian/Native American943856
Asian582236
Black/African American1135558
Hispanic4,6421,7382,904
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander413
White1,148513635
Two More984553
Un-Known1296168
Non-resident Alien16861107
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana offers the distance learning opportunities (online classes) for career programs.
3,998 students (61.95% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,637 students (25.36% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The following table summarizes the online student population for New Mexico State University-Dona Ana.
Distance Learning Student Population at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Number of Students
Total6,454
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,998
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,637
Not in Online Courses819
By age range, at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana, 1,802 students are aged 20 to 24 (27.92% of total students), 2,903 students are aged below 20 (44.98%), 132 students are aged above 50 (3.44%).
Graduate Student Population By Age at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,4542,5343,920
Under 18856330526
Age 18-192,0478501,197
Age 20-211,042447595
Age 22-24760276484
Age 25-29666253413
Age 30-34452158294
Age 35-3923891147
Age 40-4926182179
Age 50-641113774
Over 64211011

Directory and Accreditation Information

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (8/1/1973 - Current[Estimated Date]).
The following list shows the contact and directory information of New Mexico State University-Dona Ana.
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las Cruces, NM
575-528-7000

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