Aggie bragging rights

Recognized for military, veteran efforts

New Mexico State University and the Military and Veterans Programs office strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for military-affiliated students, and since 2010, NMSU has been designated as a “Military Friendly” school, according to Victory Media and published in G.I. Jobs. 

  For the second consecutive year, NMSU has been ranked on the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list. In addition to an extensive, 150-question survey, colleges were evaluated on data from the federal Education, Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in five categories, including university culture, academic quality and outcomes, policies, student support and cost and financial aid. Also, NMSU was recognized as a Military Advanced Education & Transition 2018 Top School.


High marks earned in new, 10-year accreditation

NMSU received accreditation through the 2027-28 academic year from the Higher Learning Commission. NMSU evaluated the quality of its academic programs, operations and support services through the accreditation process. The HLC awarded NMSU its first accreditation in 1926, with the last accreditation process occurring in 2007. This new, 10-year accreditation includes the Las Cruces campus as well as NMSU Grants.

  The HLC offers stronger institutions the chance to stay on the open pathway, which allows institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet the institution’s current needs and aspirations. NMSU plans to remain on the open pathway for the next 10 years.


Included in top 50 colleges list for Latinos

In the November/December 2017 issue of “Latino Leaders” magazine, NMSU was among the universities listed on the Best Colleges for Latinos list. As a Hispanic-serving institution, NMSU’s student enrollment is 54 percent Hispanic.