The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Grand Canyon University is a Private (for-profit) and NMSU is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • NMSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($23,767) than Grand Canyon University ($17,181).
  • It is harder to admit to NMSU than Grand Canyon University.
  • Grand Canyon University has more students with 90,253 students while NMSU has 14,289 students.
  • NMSU has more full-time faculties with 625 faculties while Grand Canyon University has 415 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Grand Canyon University and New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Grand Canyon UniversityNMSU
Grand Canyon Universityvs.NMSU
Phoenix, ArizonaLocationLas Cruces, New Mexico
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$17,181Tuition & Fees
71% ($7,074)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($10,038)
$7,074Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,038
66.92 %Acceptance Rates63.84 %
16.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.04 %
-SAT Score1,050
-ACT Score21
41 %Graduation Rate48 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
64 %Retention Rate74 %
90,253Student Population14,289
415Number of Faculties625
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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