Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Portales, NM 88130


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,010
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,129 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,455 applications and 1,407 students were granted admission. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is at the #55 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 89% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 15% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT776 to 1046
ACT17 to 23
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $9,251 and in-state students paid $3,476.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,261 (which is 3.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 240, which is 40% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,866 (which is 8.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 6,010 students (2,890 students full-time and 3,120 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,010 students, 419 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 4,591 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,419 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,637 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 42%

Hispanic: 33%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 28% 739 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 428 42
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 335 63
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 162 54
Psychology 5% 125
Education 3% 90 90
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 73 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 69
Transportation And Materials Moving 2% 44 0
Social Sciences 2% 40 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,900. Last year, out of the total 2,114 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,776 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,585 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,120 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,900 $29,300
Employment Rate 84% 82%
Total Graduates 2,114 2,585

Campus Location

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