New Mexico State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1996-1997

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 146
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 97
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 118
Part-time faculty with doctorate 30
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 6
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 29
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 6
Online courses 92
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Social Sciences
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

They are all degree completion programs. NMSU is eighth on Affordable Online Colleges' list of 54 Most Affordable Online Colleges. Students who take 1-6 undergraduate credits pay Resident Tuition rates. NMSU is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the BA/BS degrees are accredited through the appropriate professional agency.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 2
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Requirements listed in course syllabi, student contracts, plagiarism checklist, avoid generic assignments, exam proctoring

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
Credits that must be earned through school 128
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree N/A
Target time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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