The mission of the New Mexico State University system is to serve the diverse needs of the state through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension and outreach, and public service. As the state’s land-grant and space-grant university, and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, NMSU fosters learning, inquiry, diversity and inclusion, social mobility, and service to the broader community.

 

Campus at Sunrise

University Vision

By 2025, the NMSU system will excel in student success and social mobility for our diverse student populations, achieve the highest Carnegie research status (R1), and maintain our Carnegie Community Engagement classification.

University Values

Leadership, excellence, access, diversity & inclusion and student-centered make up NMSU’s core values and are encapsulated as
BE BOLD. Shape the Future. ®

A Land-Grant Institution

The designation as New Mexico’s land-grant university under the Morrill Act has shaped NMSU since the late 1880s. NMSU has been dedicated to New Mexico’s diverse population for more than a century, transforming lives through three main pursuits: teaching, research and public service.

The triangular logo design was created in 1968 to represent the three areas of the Land Grant Mission  Education, Research and Public Service  and was used in the inauguration of President Gerald Thomas in 1970. In 2005, the university adopted the current state-shaped logo as its official identifier for the NMSU system with the purpose of unifying all of our campuses into a “one university” model.

University Leadership

New Mexico State University is governed by the Board of Regents, a group of five members appointed by the Governor of New Mexico. Oversight of the University is directed by academic and administrative leaders who include the Chancellor, President, Provost, College Deans, and Vice Presidents. Together, they ensure the fulfillment of the University’s mission, uphold its core values, and manage its operations and academic affairs.

 

Accreditation

New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.