2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $7,087 for New Mexico residents and $23,076 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for NMSU is $7,512 for New Mexico residents and $24,460 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 6.00% for New Mexico residents and increased by 6.00% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 3.79% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs decreased by 0.54% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($10,710) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,107 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$6,686 $21,770$13,444
2019-2020$7,087$23,076$13,954
Change % 2019-20206.00%6.00%3.79%
2020-2021$7,512$24,460$14,483
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $5,753 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,743 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at NMSU is $6,099 for New Mexico residents and $18,808 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 6.01% for New Mexico residents and increased by 6.00% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount ($11,020) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,538 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$5,427 $16,738$13,444
2019-2020$5,753$17,743$13,954
Change % 2019-20206.01%6.00%3.79%
2020-2021$6,099$18,808$14,483
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at NMSU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$230$858
2019-2020$245$911
2020-2021$261$967
Graduate2018-2019$253$881
2019-2020$269$935
2020-2021$286$992
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $29,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $40,300 for New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$29,700$34,600$25,500
7 Years After Graduation$33,400--
8 Years After Graduation$34,800--
9 Years After Graduation$37,100--
10 Years After Graduation$40,300$47,800$34,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at NMSU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $30,919 for New Mexico residents and $101,187 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$7,335$7,592$7,858$8,133$30,919
Out-of-State$23,932$24,820$25,740$26,695$101,187
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,592$7,858$8,133$8,418$32,002
Out-of-State$24,820$25,740$26,695$27,686$104,941
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,858$8,133$8,418$8,713$33,123
Out-of-State$25,740$26,695$27,686$28,713$108,834
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$8,133$8,418$8,713$9,018$34,283
Out-of-State$26,695$27,686$28,713$29,778$112,871
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,418$8,713$9,018$9,334$35,484
Out-of-State$27,686$28,713$29,778$30,882$117,058
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $97,278 for New Mexico residents and $167,547 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$23,065$23,880$24,741$25,634$97,278
Out-of-State$39,662$41,108$42,609$44,168$167,547
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$23,880$24,727$25,620$26,548$100,733
Out-of-State$41,108$42,609$44,168$45,787$173,672
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,727$25,606$26,534$27,497$104,322
Out-of-State$42,609$44,168$45,787$47,468$180,033
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,606$26,520$27,483$28,482$108,050
Out-of-State$44,168$45,787$47,468$49,214$186,638
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,520$27,469$28,469$29,506$111,924
Out-of-State$45,787$47,468$49,214$51,027$193,497
Last year, 75% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $57,126 for New Mexico residents and $127,395 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$13,027$13,842$14,703$15,596$57,126
Out-of-State$29,624$31,070$32,571$34,130$127,395
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,842$14,689$15,582$16,510$60,581
Out-of-State$31,070$32,571$34,130$35,749$133,520
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,689$15,568$16,496$17,459$64,170
Out-of-State$32,571$34,130$35,749$37,430$139,881
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,568$16,482$17,445$18,444$67,898
Out-of-State$34,130$35,749$37,430$39,176$146,486
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,482$17,431$18,431$19,468$71,772
Out-of-State$35,749$37,430$39,176$40,989$153,345

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
New Mexico State University-Main Campus 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$7,087$1,240$13,954$23,076$1,240 $13,954
Graduate$5,753 $1,240$13,954$17,743 $1,240$13,954


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