Welcome from Campus Leadership


Welcome to New Mexico State University Alamogordo. We are a community college located in beautiful Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Lincoln National Forest is fifteen miles to our east and White Sands National Park fifteen miles to our west. The campus is situated “on the hill” above Alamogordo and provides inspiring views of the city and the Tularosa Basin. It offers the perfect venue for creative and motivated learning. NMSU-A was established in 1958 to serve the needs of the airmen and families stationed at Holloman Air Force Base located only 10 miles southwest of Alamogordo. We have since grown into a regional community college and into a branch campus in the New Mexico State University system. We have a long history of excellence that is supported by a caring community of hard-working students and dedicated faculty and staff. Our primary mission is to educate the diverse population in our region. We accomplish this with award-winning faculty and staff, reasonable tuition, and excellent facilities.

The college offers a wide variety of programs, degrees, and certificates in workforce-ready career and technical areas and 4-year educational pathways. We offer both face-to-face and fully online degrees and certificates. We have a beautiful, modern campus with first rate technology, outstanding facilities, fantastic faculty, wonderful staff, an excellent library, and convenient contemporary computer access and wireless access across campus. We offer a convenient schedule of classes in face-to-face, hybrid, and online course delivery options.  We provide dual credit students, traditional students, and non-traditional students the opportunity to obtain college credentials. The campus also supports a continuing education program and an excellent adult education program (PACE). All of our online courses are Quality Matters certified meaning that they are rigorous and will prepare you for success through a highly efficient and superior course delivery system.

One of the most important decisions you can make is to attend college. We are dedicated to the success of all students with caring faculty and staff who promise to provide you opportunities and experiences that will help you complete your education. You will complete a degree or credential and establish the foundation for further education or lead the way to a well-paying workforce job. It is our intention to provide you with educational opportunities and support from the first day on our campus to graduation and beyond. Please let us know how we can help you find your place at New Mexico State University Alamogordo. We encourage you to choose NMSU Alamogordo to begin your higher education journey. You will be glad you did!

Dr. Mark P. Cal, P.E.
Associate Campus Director
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering