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New Mexico State University, a four-year, public, land-grant institution, was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. In 1889, the New Mexico territorial legislature authorized the creation of an agricultural college and experiment station and Las Cruces College became the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Due to rapid growth, in 1960 university status was awarded and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. The school's mission is "to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service."
Students have a variety of options academically at New Mexico State University. There are nine colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Social Services
NMSU offers bachelor degree completion programs, master's and doctorate programs, and a number of certificate and licensure options online.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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