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  • NMSU is a Public and Grand Canyon University is a Private (for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • NMSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,770) than Grand Canyon University ($17,050).
  • It is harder to admit to NMSU than Grand Canyon University.
  • Grand Canyon University has more students with 83,284 students while NMSU has 14,432 students.
  • NMSU has more full-time faculties with 808 faculties while Grand Canyon University has 370 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - New Mexico State University-Main Campus and Grand Canyon University.
NMSUvs.Grand Canyon University
Las Cruces, New MexicoLocationPhoenix, Arizona
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$6,686
Out-Of-State$21,770
Tuition & Fees$17,050
8,842 (75.49%)Number Receiving Financial Aid35,050 (70.73%)
$10,038Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,074
63.84 %Acceptance Rates66.92 %
39.04 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.05 %
1,050SAT Score-
60ACT Score-
46 %Graduation Rate41 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
74 %Retention Rate66 %
14,432Student Population83,284
808Number of Faculties370
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services