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We are New Mexico’s land-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution of higher education dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. We have been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges for 2014.

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Students seeking bachelor's and associates degrees can choose from a number of majors and pre-professional programs.

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Students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees can choose from many traditional or distance based programs.

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NMSU System

NMSU provides learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, 12 research and science centers and through distance education.

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Research & Development

Our core research strengths include areas in agricultural and life sciences, computer science and computer and electrical engineering, space science and aerospace, and sustainability—including energy, environment and water.

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Cooperative Extension

With educational and administrative locations in every county, we continue to provide the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

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Recent News

Capsaicinoid vesicles are seen under fluorescence on the interior wall of a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chile pepper

Research Spotlight

NMSU researchers investigate how super-hot peppers pack their powerful punch

Researchers at New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute have discovered that super-hot chile peppers, those with more than one million Scoville Heat Units, are built differently than other peppers. Unlike regular chile peppers, super-hot peppers make the most of the interior space they have available, which can lead to some serious heat. “What we were interested in finding was why super-hot chile peppers are able to get that hot,” said Paul Bosland, an NMSU Regents Professor and director of the university’s Chile Pepper Institute.

Lori Paulson stands with NMSU head football coach Doug Martin, athletics director Mario Moccia, and Paulson’s son outside the newly named Lori Paulson Football Team Meeting Room at the Hall of Legends building adjacent to Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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NMSU celebrates the many contributions of Aggie football captain Lori Paulson

In a poignant ceremony and reception Thursday, New Mexico State University celebrated the life and gifts of its most passionate Aggie football fan, Lori Paulson. A 2002 and ’04 graduate of the College of Business, Paulson has served an important and meaningful role the past two seasons as honorary team captain, becoming a friend and confidante to players and coaches. During that time, she has also been battling a rare type of pancreatic cancer, and her toughness and character have served as an inspiration to the team.

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