Ignite NMSU Achievement

As New Mexico’s land-grant university, NMSU has an unwavering working relationship with
stakeholders across the state, from the agricultural community, to businesses, to social and cultural organizations,
to schools, health care providers and educators.

Ignite NMSU Achievement

As New Mexico’s land-grant university, NMSU has an unwavering working relationship with stakeholders across the state, from the agricultural community, to businesses, to social and cultural organizations, to schools, health care providers and educators.

These relationships embody the idea of collaboration in order to solve problems that affect us all. These bonds are as strong as ever but, as with any constructive relationship, they need to be nourished in order to flourish. To ensure the longevity of our collaborations and improve results, each element needs to be strengthened.


Discover why New Mexico State University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

A land-grant institution that excels in teaching, research and public service, NMSU transforms lives through discovery in classrooms, laboratories and throughout our communities. Learn more about our rankings


U.S. News & World Report
A top-tier university

For the fourth time in the last five years, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university. The rankings are based on assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.


Carnegie Foundation
New Mexico’s only Community Engagement Classification recipient

In recognition of its institutional commitment to serving communities across the state, NMSU received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.





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$45.70 Million

IN CURRENT USE FUNDS

We raised

$20.70 Million

IN ENDOWMENT FUNDS

We raised

$12.58 Million

IN PRIVATE GRANTS

Inspire Outreach

In fulfillment of its land-grant mission, the NMSU community works directly with individuals and groups across the state.

Cooperative Extension offices in every New Mexico county offer programs and work-shops in community health, food and gardening, youth activities (including 4-H), small business, and many more. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs from the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Arts & Sciences and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), both on campus and in schools, reach thousands of students across New Mexico each year. The College of Education’s after-school STEM programs alone served more than 4,600 students and 1,000 teachers in 26 school districts last year.

Lessening inequality in health care access in New Mexico is another key area of the campaign. These inequities, in access and the knowledge of how to navigate healthcare systems, will be addressed through multi-disciplinary programmatic outreach on the part of university faculty and students.

An enhanced collaboration between the College of Health and Social Services and ACES is under development, as is the broader use of the Extension network to conduct health education across the entire state. Funding and endowment opportunities are available in many of these areas.


Catalyze Collaboration

Collaboration—within the university, between the university and outside organizations such as businesses, partnerships or even other universities, and between university employees and students and individuals throughout New Mexico—is how we will solve the problems facing all of us.

This spirit is reflected in our outreach, our entrepreneurial activities, and our public-private partnerships.

One important are of development for the university is Data Analytics. A new Data Analysis Unit, funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will foster collaboration between the university and local schools, businesses and organizations concerned about the state of education in New Mexico. The unit is in its beginning stages but the goal is for it to become self-sustaining and a key part of Data Analytics on campus.

All of our collaborative efforts will need further resources to grow and expand.