New Mexico State University

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New Mexico State University
Type Public
Established 1888 (1888)
President Garrey Carruthers
Location Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Crimson and white
Nickname Aggies

New Mexico State University (commonly referred to as 'NMSU-Las Cruces, NMSU, New Mexico State, or NM State), is a major public, land-grant, research university in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. Founded in 1888 as an agricultural college, it is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico. NMSU also has campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County, and Grants, with extension and research centers across New Mexico. The university enrolled nearly 15,500 students, and it ranked 125 in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
30 credit hours, completed in roughly two years; "Each master's student must write a thesis (C S 599) or, with the advisor's permission, undertake a research project (C S 598)."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "New Mexico State University". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 17 November 2016.