New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%.
Faculty at NMSU participate NIH funded student training programs and in several NIH funded statewide and regional networks, which provide opportunities for pilot funding for new faculty. NMSU is a member of the Medical Center of the Americas consortium, a US-Mexico border region program to address health disparities topics.
NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.