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New Mexico State University – Carlsbad

Also known as NMSU-Carlsbad

1500 University Drive, Carlsbad, NM

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New Mexico State University – Carlsbad is the oldest community college in New Mexico established in 1950. It was first known as Carlsbad Instructional Center and after ten years, it was renamed as a branch campus of NMSU.

NMSU Carlsbad is the only two-year college in the state that has been recognized by the Quality New Mexico for three consecutive years – 1998, 1999 and 2000 and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Moreover, it is among the first institutions admitted to the HLC’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a distinct accreditation process directed towards continuous quality improvement.

Utilizing the latest technology and innovative approach in higher education, NMSU Carlsbad provides quality and affordable education in the Carlsbad, Eddy County and southeast New Mexico. The campus facility of NMSU Carlsbad lies in a 142,000 square feet land area located at 1500 University Drive Carlsbad, NM 88220.

With several Associate degrees and Certificate programs, NMSU Carlsbad helps students achieve their educational goals and become successful in different fields such as Business, Nursing, Science, Digital Media, Manufacturing and Social Sciences.

For students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree, they may opt to take Developmental Studies, Associate of Arts degree and Transfer programs. As part of the NMSU system, students from this institution can take advantage of the seamless transfer to NMSULas Cruces, Dona Ana, Alamogordo, and Grants New Mexico.

Certificate programs and Associate of Applied Science degree, on the other hand, are for students who would like to start a professional career upon finishing a course. To accommodate a broader range of students, dual credit programs, non-credit continuing education training, workforce development and online learning programs are also offered by NMSU Carlsbad.

Future Student’s Guide http://carlsbad.nmsu.edu/students/future-students/

Tuition and Fees http://carlsbad.nmsu.edu/departments/business-office/tuition-fees/

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. 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: $3,700-$4,435
  • 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 Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$3,389
Receiving Student Loans4%$3,286
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, New Mexico State University – Carlsbad may provide services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

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 NMSU-Carlsbad against community colleges in New Mexico.

 NMSU-CarlsbadEddy CountyNew Mexico
Graduation Rate3.5%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate15.1%-15.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by New Mexico State University – Carlsbad by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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

Contact Information

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Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
84%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,511