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New Mexico has
46 higher education schools within its borders.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus,
the highest-ranked school in NM,
has a total student population of 18,526 and
396th highest ranked school in the USA.
Of the 46 schools
in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is
17 to 1. There are 1598 total
degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school.
Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around
$1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type
Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
The province that was once Spanish New Mexico included all of present day New Mexico, most of Colorado and Arizona, and slices of Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming. The Original American Territory of New Mexico that congress created in 1850 included all of New Mexico and Arizona plus parts of Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. The boundaries of present day New Mexico were drawn by congress in 1863 but New Mexico didn't become a state until 1912.
Each October Albuquerque hosts the world's largest international hot air balloon fiesta.
Las Cruces makes the world's largest enchilada the first weekend in October at the "Whole Enchilada Fiesta".
Lakes and Rivers make up only .002% of the state's total surface area. The lowest water-to-land ratio of all 50 states. Most of New Mexico's lakes are man-made reservoirs. A dam on the Rio Grande formed the Elephant Butte Reservoir the state's largest lake.