New Mexico State University

university in the United States

New Mexico State University is a four-year public university in the United States. It has five campuses,[1] but its main campus is in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2010, it had about 18,000 undergraduate students.[2]

Goddard Hall at New Mexico State University



The school started in 1888. It was first called the Las Cruces College. Soon after, it changed its name to New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. In 1960, its name was changed to New Mexico State University.[3]



New Mexico State University's sports teams, called the Aggies, mainly play in Conference USA.


  1. "NMSU: NMSU at a Glance". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  2. "University of New Mexico - The Princeton Review College Rankings & Reviews".
  3. "History of New Mexico State University". Archived from the original on 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2010-12-02.

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