2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2018-2019, the undergraduate tuition & fees at New Mexico State University-Main Campus is $6,686 for New Mexico residents and $21,770 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees for NMSU is $6,919 for New Mexico residents and $22,545 for out-of-state students. The 2019 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.48% for New Mexico residents and increased by 3.56% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 8.00% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 4.18% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are lower than the average amount ($10,652) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($23,918 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2018-2019 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$6,461 $21,022$12,448
2018-2019$6,686$21,770$13,444
Change % 2018-20193.48%3.56%8.00%
2019-2020$6,919$22,545$14,520
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $5,427 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,738 for academic year 2018-2019. The graduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees at NMSU is $5,617 for New Mexico residents and $17,335 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 3.51% for New Mexico residents and increased by 3.56% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are much lower than the average amount ($10,985) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,688 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2018-2019 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$5,243 $16,162$12,448
2018-2019$5,427$16,738$13,444
Change % 2018-20193.51%3.56%8.00%
2019-2020$5,617$17,335$14,520
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at NMSU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2018-2019)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2017-2018$222$829
2018-2019$230$858
2019-2020$238$888
Graduate2017-2018$244$851
2018-2019$253$881
2019-2020$262$912
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduates. 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

NMSU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at NMSU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year tuition is $28,257 for New Mexico residents and $92,505 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at New Mexico State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$6,834$6,985$7,140$7,298$28,257
Out-of-State$22,300$22,842$23,397$23,967$92,505
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$6,985$7,140$7,298$7,459$28,883
Out-of-State$22,842$23,397$23,967$24,549$94,755
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,140$7,298$7,459$7,625$29,522
Out-of-State$23,397$23,967$24,549$25,147$97,060
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,298$7,459$7,625$7,793$30,175
Out-of-State$23,967$24,549$25,147$25,758$99,421
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$7,459$7,625$7,793$7,966$30,843
Out-of-State$24,549$25,147$25,758$26,385$101,839
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year COA is $91,265 for New Mexico residents and $155,513 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA at New Mexico State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$21,939$22,513$23,092$23,687$91,265
Out-of-State$37,405$38,370$39,361$40,378$155,513
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$22,513$23,103$23,698$24,309$93,658
Out-of-State$38,370$39,361$40,378$41,422$159,531
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$23,103$23,709$24,321$24,949$96,117
Out-of-State$39,361$40,378$41,422$42,494$163,655
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,709$24,332$24,960$25,606$98,642
Out-of-State$40,378$41,422$42,494$43,594$167,888
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,332$24,972$25,618$26,281$101,238
Out-of-State$41,422$42,494$43,594$44,723$172,233
Last year, 8,842 students ( 75.49% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $51,113 for New Mexico residents and $115,361 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at New Mexico State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$11,901$12,475$21,820$13,649$51,113
Out-of-State$27,367$28,332$29,323$30,340$115,361
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$12,475$13,065$22,415$14,271$53,506
Out-of-State$28,332$29,323$30,340$31,384$119,379
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,065$13,671$23,026$14,911$55,965
Out-of-State$29,323$30,340$31,384$32,456$123,503
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,671$14,294$23,654$15,568$58,490
Out-of-State$30,340$31,384$32,456$33,556$127,736
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,294$14,934$24,300$16,243$61,086
Out-of-State$31,384$32,456$33,556$34,685$132,081

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2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2019 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 last five years. Use 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 2019 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$6,686$1,250$13,444$21,770$1,250 $13,444
Graduate$5,427 $1,250$13,444$16,738 $1,250$13,444


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