New Mexico State University-Carlsbad: Narrative Description

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1500 University Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220-3509
Tel: (505)234-9200; Admissions: (505)234-9220; Fax: (505)885-4951; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Mexico State University System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,236. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% Native American, 39% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $984 full-time, $41 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1104 full-time, $46 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2352 full-time, $98 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $48 full-time, $1 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Alpha Sigma Phi (criminal justice), Phi Theta Kappa, Associated Students. Major annual events: Haunted House, Kramer Entertainment. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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