NMSU Grants by the numbers

Fall 2017 Headcount – 963

Student demographics at NMSU-Grants also reflect the economic and educational conditions of Cibola County (service area) and the state. Many students are low income, and most are not academically prepared for college – 90% of incoming students require some level of developmental math and/or English. NMSU-Grants is an open admission institution and students are not required to provide ACT or SAT scores. The average High School (HS) GPA for entering first-year students is 2.47; only 23% are above a 3.0.

  • Median student age has decreased over the past decade as more high school students enroll in dual credit courses: The median age for students enrolled Fall 2016 is 24.5; 30% of students are 17 or younger, and another 22% is between 18 and 20 years old.
  • Students enrolled at NMSU-Grants include degree seeking, non-degree seeking, dual credit, and students admitted to another NMSU-system campus and taking one or more NMSU-Grants courses online.
  • NMSU Grants is a majority-minority institution with almost 75% of students self-identifying as either Hispanic or Native American (41% Hispanic, 33% Native American), 21% Caucasian and 7% all other races.
  • 95% are from New Mexico; 80% from Cibola County (service area) and 10% from McKinley County (commuting distance).
Fall 2017 Student Population by Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity
Percentage of Student Population
Hispanic
41%
Native American
35%
White
18%
African American
2.5%
Mixed Ethnicities
1.2%
Asian
1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.2%
Unknown
1.0%
 

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