Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives.

Our slogan, "Explore. Experience. Excel." talks about the journey students take when they join the ENMU family. Students come to ENMU to explore their relationship the world around them, get the hands-on experience they need to be successful, and move forward with a college degree to excel not only in the classroom, but also in life.

ENMU Success Stories

Fast Facts

The ENMU System consists of a four-year campus (ENMU-Portales) and two-year campuses ENMU-Roswell and ENMU-Ruidoso. The following facts apply to ENMU-Portales.

  • New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university
  • Federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and member of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
  • 97% student satisfaction rate
  • 433-acre campus


  • More than 60 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Hundreds of evening and online classes
  • On-site video conference courses at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, Hobbs, Roswell, Ruidoso and other locations.

Top Undergraduate Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communicative Disorders
  3. Biology
  4. Social Work
  5. Applied Arts and Sciences
  6. Criminal Justice
  7. Accounting
  8. University Studies
  9. Physical Education
  10. Psychology

Top Graduate Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Communicative Disorders
  4. CDIS Leveling
  5. Alternative Licensure in Elementary Education
  6. Communication
  7. Physical Education
  8. Alternative Licensure in Secondary Education
  9. Nursing
  10. Counseling

Notable Alumni


  • ENMU is in the top 10% lowest tuition of 81 public Southwestern institutions.
  • ENMU is one of the most affordable four-year Universities in the state of New Mexico
  • Texas students within a 135-mile radius qualify for Eastern's in-state tuition rate

Total Enrollment, Fall 2019

  • 5,694 at ENMU-Portales with 4,473 undergraduate and 1,221 graduate students
  • Students from 53 states/territories and 33 countries
  • Male: 39%
  • Female: 61%

Ethnic Diversity, Fall 2019

  • African-American: 4.5%
  • American Indian: 2.4%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Hispanic: 35.2%
  • Caucasian: 38.5%
  • Nonresident Alien: 2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
  • Two or More Races: 2.2%
  • Unknown Ethnicity: 13.4%


What's New

Majors and Programs

  • Animal and dairy science
  • Aviation science
  • Culinary arts
  • Emergency medical services management
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Forensic science
  • Hospitality management
  • Career and technical education (graduate program)

Campus Construction

  • Golden Student Success Center (GSSC): $26 million and opened August 2018
  • Greyhound Stadium (GS): $15.5 million and opened 2016
  • Over $221 million in campus improvements since 2001
  • Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA): renovated and re-opened spring 2015
  • Guadalupe Hall (residential housing) opened January 2013
  • Art and Anthropology Building (AA): renovated and re-opened January 2011
  • Music Building renovation: opened fall 2010
  • Natatorium (NAT) indoor pool: repaired and re-opened May 2009
  • Expanded/remodeled Science Building (SB): renovated and re-opened August 2008
  • San Juan Village apartments: opened August 2007
  • State-of-the-art Communication Building: opened August 2006