New Mexico State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.83 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize
  • Student Population: 14,852 (12,027 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $5,243 in-state; $16,162 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate nursing program has a fairly large workload. However, the faculty and staff constantly go above and beyond to assist students to succeed at the graduate nursing level. All of my courses were online so it was easy for students to coordinate their classwork around their work and family schedule. Each of my online classes included discussions between students and the professor that encouraged communication about class questions, topics, and applying the information from the classroom to the real world. Attending the Graduate Nursing School at New Mexico State University was definitely the right decision for me and I encourage others to consider this department for furthering their nursing education.
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2013

There are some excellent instructors and staff, especially the core professors and administrators, but some classes didn't prepare me as a future teacher.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The MPA program is relatively new to NMSU. The program has great potential and an excellent student-professor ratio. Although they are trying to grow the program, the small class size allows for maximum interaction and ability to learn. Unfortunately, the program is not as developed as I would have liked. For example, there is inconsistency among who in the core professor are as well as confusion as to where the program is headed. It appears that the program is willing to sacrifice quality of professors and overlook student concerns simply to maintain national accreditation. That being said, NMSU is one of the only NASPAA accredited programs in the area, leading to a higher quality of students enrolled. .
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my professors and the area of study. At times I feel the university wastes money on things such as running the sprinkler system in the middle of the day on a hot summer day in the desert.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the school and the learning atmosphere.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2011

My department was full of top notch professors.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

They have an awesome distance learning program. I would have never completed my MBA if it wasn't for the staff and flexibility of the teachers and the overall program. I recommend to everyone that is or will be in New Mexico and is consistently moving.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

NMSU is outstanding! The college of Education and the Graduate school faculty &administrative staff are phenomenal! The cohorts and course load are designed in a particular way that pertains to your field of study. Timeliness of any professor or administration returning my email or phone calls goes beyond what is expected from any other university. I love NMSU and would recommend it to everyone.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

New Mexico has a great graduate program especially the School of Education. The professors hold office hours face-to-face and via Skype if needed. As for the workload, it is heavy but manageable. I stayed in Las Cruces for two weeks and it was very enjoyable. We had a diverse student body, the school has bus transportation, and the financial aid representatives will work with you. My overall experience with NMSU has been great!
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Graduate program in Biology at NMSU does not offer many course alternatives for students of the different areas in Biology. Faculty members are enthusiastic about research and seem open to help graduate students.
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