New Mexico State University Research

A land-grant institution founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution under Title III and Title V programs administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.  NMSU’s Carnegie Classification is R2: Doctoral Universities – Higher Research Activity, and its sponsored award expenditures amounted to $110,118,461 in fiscal year 2016.  In addition, according to the most recently available statistics from the National Science Foundation, NMSU ranks eighth in research expenditures by Hispanic Serving Institutions. 

Although discovery occurs in many fields and disciplines at NMSU, several areas have been noted as particular research strengths including those pictured above.

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NMSU Research Strengths   (click on the pictures for a profile of each area)

Animal and Range Science Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Energy and Biofuels Environment and Ecology Medical and Health Sciences
Plant and Soil Science Space Science and Aerospace Water