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Higher Education

New Mexico State University Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is nestled along the base of the Sacramento Mountains, east of the city of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. Much of the south central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of this community college campus, including Holloman AFB, White Sands Missile Range, the Mescalero Apache Reservation, and the towns and villages of Otero and surrounding counties. With its online courses, NMSU-A’s service area becomes international.

Since its establishment in 1958, enrollment has soared from the original 278 students to over 3500. At the same time, the number and the character of students’ objectives have also grown. In addition to 23 Associate Degrees and 14 certificate programs, NMSU-A provides courses for personal enrichment, selected Bachelor Completion programs through NMSU Las Cruces Distance Education, and a growing number of technical/professional courses and programs like (most recently) Automotive and Hybrid Technology and Biomedical Equipment Technology. Visit our website:

Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (, credits can be transferred to other two- and four-year institutions and are consistent with Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration regulations.

NMSU-A is a comprehensive two-year community college dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education and is proud of its diversity in staff, instructors and student population. Classified as a “Hispanic-Serving Institution,” NMSU Alamogordo has also been honored three consecutive years as one of our nation’s “Military Friendly Schools.” While some students continue to value the long established core courses, others seek alternatives to the traditional liberal arts education. Every possible effort is being made at NMSU-A to keep programs and curricula flexible and affordable in order to accommodate varied and expanding community educational needs.

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