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Campus Internet

Trying to log on to NMSU Carlsbad’s wifi? If you’re a student, faculty, or staff, you can log on by following these easy instructions:
  1. Go into your electronic device’s settings or identify your wifi detector. Search for “carlsbad-wireless” and click to connect.
  2. Open up a webpage. This will take you to the NMSU Carlsbad wifi login.
  3. Type in your ID and password (the same login details you use to access your NMSU e-mail and Canvas).
  4. Now you’re connected! If you continue to have problems, visit IT in the Computer Science building.


Snacks and beverages are also available at the campus Bookstore and campus vending machines.


NMSU Carlsbad requires a parking pass that must be on every vehicle you park on campus. Permits are free of charge. A print application may be picked up in the Business Office, Room108, or you may print the fillable form . There is not limit on how many passes you request. Applications must be submitted to an employee in the Business Office. For questions, please contact (575)234-9406.


Although NMSU Carlsbad does not provide dormitory housing, the Student Services department is happy to help you find an affordable apartment.

Campus Security

NMSU Carlsbad places a high priority on the personal safety of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Numerous people and resources on campus are dedicated to providing you with a safe learning and working environment. NMSU Carlsbad is relatively safe. Murder, non-neglicgent manslaughter, and rape have not occurred on campus.
In the event of an emergency, the Emergency Notification System will provide messages via phone, text, and e-mail. All students, faculty, and staff can manage their own contact information and choose the contact methods they prefer. Signing up for NMSU alerts allows you to receive information regarding a crisis.

Student Population

Student Population Quick Facts

Total of Enrolled Students (based on 2011-2012):
Headcount by Ethnicity
Two or More Races: 1.1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.9%
Asian: 1.5%
Black or African American: 1.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Hispanic: 49%
White 40%
Race and/or Ethnicity Unknown: 5%
International: 0.6%
Headcount by Enrollment Status
Full-Time: 28.2%
Part-Time: 71.8%
Headcount by Gender
Male: 34.4%
Female: 65.6%
Headcount by Degree Seeking Status
Degree-Seeking: 97.4%
Non-Degree: 2.6%
Degrees Awarded 2010-11
Certificates: 17.2%
Associates: 82.8%
Tuition and Required Fees 2011-12 (Per Semester)
In-District: $518
Out-of-District: $818
Out-of-State: $1,694
NMSU Student, Faculty, and Staff Headcount
Students: 1,744
Faculty: 80
Staff: 104