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General Questions

Does ENMU have a toll-free phone number?

Eastern’s toll-free number is 800.367.3668 or 800.FOR.ENMU.

How many students attend ENMU?

ENMU’s fall 2012 enrollment on the main campus in Portales is 5,814 students. In all, about 9,500 students attend ENMU in Portales and its branch campuses in Roswell and Ruidoso.

Where is ENMU located?

ENMU’s main campus in Portales is near the midpoint of New Mexico’s eastern border with Texas. See our map and driving directions.

How does Eastern compare with other universities in the state?

Since 1999, Eastern has had the highest student satisfaction rate among New Mexico universities.

ENMU has the third lowest tuition and fees in New Mexico and fifth lowest in the Southwestern region of the US.

Eastern is New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university. It is the third largest university in the state, after UNM and NMSU.

What new construction projects are under way at ENMU?

ENMU is in the midst of $70 million in campus construction projects, including renovation and expansion of the Science Building; construction of San Juan Village, a new apartment complex; improvements to the Campus Union; and heating, cooling and fiber optic upgrades, renovation of the music building and natatorium.

The newest building on campus, the Communication Center, opened in 2006. It houses academic programs in the Department of Communication and the broadcast center for KENW-TV and KENW/KMTH-FM. Students have the opportunity to work at KENW, which is converting to new digital equipment.

In 2012, New Mexico voters approved $9 million in general obligation bond money to renovate ENMU's Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. Construction is expected to begin in 2013.

Who are some well-known ENMU graduates?

Kysa Daniels (former CNN Anchor), Ronnie Cox (Actor), Mike Sinclair (Four-time Pro-Bowl, NFL) and many others.

How do I get an e-mail account?

All ENMU students are provided with e-mail accounts. E-mail accounts can be activated following the directions at http://itsweb.enmu.edu. If you have trouble, you can call the Helpdesk at 575.562.4357.

Where can I cash an out-of-town check?

You can cash out-of-town checks at the Cashier's Office located in the Administration Building foyer.

Does Eastern have campus police?

Officers with the University Police Department are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Where is Portales? What is the population?

Portales (meaning "porches" in Spanish) is located at the midpoint of New Mexico’s eastern border, 22 miles from the Texas state line.

Portales ranked 15th in quality of life among 577 U.S. micropolitan areas in a 2006 survey by Bizjournals.com. The city has a population of 17,141 people.

The average daily temperature is 72 degrees, and the elevation is 4,000 feet.

What attractions are near ENMU?

The city of Portales offers a golf course, parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, softball, baseball, youth recreation center, an archery range, racquetball courts, and fitness centers.

Attractions within driving distance of Portales:
• Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis, NM
• Billy the Kid's grave and Lake Sumner State Park in Fort Sumner, NM
• UFO Museums, Spring River Park and Bottomless Lakes State Park in Roswell, NM

Distance to metropolitan areas
• Lubbock, TX: 105 miles
• Amarillo, TX: 120 miles
• Albuquerque, NM: 225 miles
• Santa Fe, NM: 230 miles