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New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University

Welcome to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs. NMSU is a military-friendly university and an institutional member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. NMSU Military and Veterans Programs promotes lifelong learning and professional development for veterans, active-duty military and their families, assisting them in their higher education goals by offering:

  • Affordable, in-state tuition rates for active-duty military personnel and dependents living at regional military installations
  • Affordable, in-state tuition rates for veterans receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits
  • Easily transferable credits that count toward degrees at NMSU
  • GoArmyEd participation
  • Online classes
  • Innovative technology and course delivery methods
  • A tradition of quality education
  • Priority Registration

NMSU degree programs are approved by the State Approving Agency Directory at the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Eligible students may receive education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium (SOC)

The NMSU system has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium university. As a member of SOC, NMSU has committed itself to fully support and comply with SOC principles and criteria, ensuring that servicemembers and their families share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Those eligible are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs, courses, and services. Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulation, recognition of other applicable learning experiences, including those gained in the military, scheduling, course format and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of servicemembers and their families to undergraduate education programs. All SOC rules and regulations apply, including:

  • Credit for military training and experience – NMSU recognizes and uses ACE Guide in evaluating military training experiences. Contact the Joint Services Transcripts (JST) to have your military transcripts sent to NMSU Office of Admissions for evaluation.
  • Reduced academic residency requirements – 25% maximum for most programs; 30% for 100% online programs
  • No final year or semester requirement
  • Credit for nationally-recognized testing programs such as CLEP (General and Subject exams), DSST (DANTES Standardized Subject Tests)