Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso

709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM

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The Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso campus was first established in the early 1990s. Before any university was established in Ruidoso, classes were conducted in Ruidoso High School but it was with the effort of Dr. Jim Miller Jr. who rolled up his sleeves and set the Eastern New Mexico University –Ruidoso campus.

Today, the ENMU – Ruidoso aims to enhance the lives of both the communities and students served by the school. What makes the school unique is that it combines traditional learning environment with the latest instructional technology.  The programs taught in ENMU – Ruidoso meet the demands of the growing society. Moreover, the school also offers online courses to those who cannot attend the program in the campus.  Such programs include those related to business and information systems, healthcare, human services, languages and fine arts.

As of this year, the tuition fee rate per credit hour in ENMU – Ruidoso is $38 for in-district students. However, out-of-district and out-of-state students are both $52 thereby making ENMU one of the cheapest universities in the country without sacrificing the quality of the education.

Regarding the transfer procedures, ENMU has a transfer center that assists students. Fortunately, ENMU is covered by the New Mexico Transfer Curriculum which means that students can easily transfer to local colleges and universities as long as they have met the requirements of the school they wish to transfer.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $940-$1,100
    • Out-of-State: $3,500-$4,205
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $39-$47 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $150-$180 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$3,832
Receiving Student Loans6%$3,541

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in New Mexico.

 Eastern New Mexico University – RuidosoLincoln CountyNew Mexico
Graduation Rate18.9%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate20.3%-15.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1998)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso.

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (505) 257-2120

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (505) 257-2120

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