- Largest regional comprehensive university in New Mexico
- Three campus locations
- Member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Lowest tuition among four-year universities in New Mexico
Founded in 1927, Eastern New Mexico University remains the youngest state university in New Mexico. The school began as a two-year college and became an accredited, four-year liberal arts college in 1947. In 1949, ENMU introduced graduate studies, turning it into the full-fledged university it has become today.
Today, ENMU's 6,000-plus students can choose from more than 90 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ENMU also offers many online options that lead to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, endorsements, and certificates.
Eastern New Mexico University's Accreditation, Tuition, and Admission Info
Accreditation and Approvals
ENMU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some of the school's programs maintain accreditation by subject-specific bodies, including the National Association of Schools of Music, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. ENMU also holds accreditation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
- In-state undergraduate: $1,921 per semester
- Out-of-state undergraduate: $2,881.68 per semester
- In-state graduate students: $3,388.92 per semester
- Out-of-state graduate students: $4,492.32 per semester
- Online course fee: $17 per credit hour
ENMU's admission requirements vary by program.
Undergraduate applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores, official high school or college transcripts, and an application. GED holders must submit a certificate demonstrating their completion date. Students 25 or older with less than one year of college experience do not need to submit test scores.
Prospective graduate students must submit a formal application along with official transcripts from all institutions attended. Some programs also require Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, a writing proficiency exam, field exams, or letters of recommendation.
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Number of undergraduate courses: over 1,200
- Date founded: 1927
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 63.2%
- Required Standardized Test(s): SAT or ACT for undergraduate programs; GMAT or GRE for some graduate programs
- Public/Private: Public
- Acceptance Rate: 60%
- Graduation Rate: 33%
- Athletics: NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference
- Mascot: Greyhounds
- Colors: Green and silver
- Address: 1500 S Ave K, Portales, NM 88130
- Phone Number: (800) 367-3668
- Social Media: Facebook; Twitter; Instagram
Online Degrees Offered
ENMU offers dozens of online programs, including:
- 20 bachelor's degrees
- 13 bachelor's degree completion programs
- 15 master's degrees
- Three graduate certificates
- A graduate endorsement