Criterion One. Mission

The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.

The Mission of New Mexico State University at Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is to provide quality learning opportunities for individuals in the diverse communities we serve.

NMSU-A is a two-year public higher education institution in the State of New Mexico, a comprehensive community college offering educational opportunities that include academic transfer courses and programs, career-technical programs, ABE skills, community education for lifelong learning, and a variety of other programs and services. The nature and scope of these programs and services are defined not only in our catalogs, manuals, and handbooks, but also in state statute and in the institution’s ongoing interaction with the many agencies and organizations that provide effective public oversight for our operations.

NMSU‑A accomplishes its mission by:

  • Enrolling a diverse population of students.
  • Providing quality learning opportunities for individuals seeking degrees, certifications, career-technical training, and community education opportunities.
  • Supporting learning for students and the community through services such as the ASC, LTC, Townsend Library, Student Services/Success, Business Office, Student Union Building, and computer labs.

NMSU-A embeds its mission and its value statements in all operations of the college. NMSU-A’s mission statement and core values direct all institutional operations and frame the college’s commitment to its internal and external constituents. As a comprehensive community college, NMSU-A continues to grow and adapt to the needs of its stakeholders.

  • 1.A. The institution’s mission is broadly understood within the institution and guides its operations.

  • 1.B. The mission is articulated publicly.

  • 1.C. The institution understands the relationship between its mission and the diversity of society.

  • 1.D. The institution’s mission demonstrates commitment to the public good.
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