[year] Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,397

Net Price

57%

Admitted

28%

Enrolled

50%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 13,904. In 2021, there were 270 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #3 in New Mexico and ranks #503 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

270

Total Enrollment

13,904

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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#3

New Mexico Rank

Combining ranking factors for 7 schools that offer psychology degrees in New Mexico, New Mexico State University-Main Campus ranks #3.

#503

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., New Mexico State University-Main Campus ranks #503.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Experimental Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Research Psychology and Social Work. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and General Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology125
Counseling Psychology5
Experimental Psychology3
General Psychology1101
Mental Health Counseling9
Research Psychology8
School Psychology12
Social Work4065
Total Graduates150852411
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 12,535 students applied to the New Mexico State University-Main Campus. The university admitted 57% and 28% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for New Mexico universities is 6,592. On average, all New Mexico institutions admit 71% and 40% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of New Mexico State University-Main Campus students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 72%. Compared to all New Mexico four or more years colleges, the percentage is 57%.

The overall graduation rate for New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 50%, compared to 38% for all New Mexico universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare NMSU to New Mexico Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of New Mexico State University-Main Campus to the average of all New Mexico four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

NMSU

12,535

Applicants

57%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

50%

Graduation Rate

NM Colleges

6,592

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

40%

Percent Enrolled

57%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

38%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 746 or 71% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 301 or 29% part-time faculty members employed at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 607 or 58%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

NMSU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

71%

Percent Full-Time

29%

Percent Part-Time

58%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NM Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at New Mexico State University-Main Campus the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,041, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,240.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $4,981 and the average cost for graduate fees is $945.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for New Mexico State University-Main Campus2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,407
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,244
Total Living Expenses$15,651
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,041
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,240
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,932
In-State, Graduate Tuition$4,981
In-State, Graduate Fees$945
Total Graduate Expenses$5,926
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $11,397. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend New Mexico State University-Main Campus presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,466$7,883
$30,001 – $48,000$9,183$9,280
$48,001 – $75,000$11,116$11,874
$75,001 – $110,000$14,208$14,032
$110,001 and more$14,399$14,417
US Department of Education

Compare New Mexico State University-Main Campus to all New Mexico universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

NMSU

$22,932

Cost to Attend

$11,932

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,397

Net Price

NM Colleges

$18,317

Cost to Attend

$6,072

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$8,827

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,119 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 9,321 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,932.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid9,321$11,932
Pell Grants5,118$5,111
Federal Student Loans3,560$5,489
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the New Mexico State University-Main Campus to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

NMSU

9,321

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

5,118

Number of Pell Grants

28%

Pell Grants

3,560

Federal Student Loans

20%

Federal Student Loans

NM Colleges

2,660

Grant or Scholarship Aid

55%

Grants or Scholarships

1,321

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

850

Federal Student Loans

18%

Federal Student Loans

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