About Las Cruces

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

New Mexico State University, a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning, is dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution where 56% of enrollment is Hispanic. NMSU is also home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. U.S. News and World Report ranks NMSU in the top tier among Best National Universities. Currently, NMSU consists of 14,289 students to whom it offers 92 bachelor programs in 6 colleges including: Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Education, Agriculture, Business, and Health & Social Services.

Las Cruces, NM, USA

The bright city of Las Cruces, located in Mesilla Valley in Southern New Mexico, makes year-round sunshine possible. Las Cruces is not only sunny, but consists of a fascinating history, rich culture and various nature activities. Thanks to it's close proximity to Texas, 45 minute drive, Las Cruces' Hispanic roots are displayed throughout our history and culture. Not only is our city historical, it is also innovative as it is ranked as one of the best small metro areas for businesses and careers by Forbes. Overall, our town consists of a population of 101,759 in a land area of 76.49 square miles. Within the options of activities to take part in Las Cruces consider visiting: