The University of New Mexico



Media Contact: Sari Krosinsky, (505) 277-1593,

January 22, 2010

Spring Numbers Show Steady Growth at UNM

Enrollment at the University of New Mexico has continued to rise, thanks to redesigned processes and university-wide collaboration. As of today, 25,971 students are enrolled at the Albuquerque campus, a 7.42 percent increase over the same period last year. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Working with academic units across campus, the Division of Enrollment Management deployed several initiatives to make processes from admission to graduation smoother and simpler for students at UNM.

Students have more convenient ways to get help through UNM All Access, including a call center and live online chat with student support experts.

The Office of the Registrar is working with all colleges to help students better plan their class schedules and track progress toward graduation. This suite of initiatives includes user-friendly online degree progress reports, and location-sensitive scheduling so students won’t have to rush across campus between classes.

Ongoing initiatives include two One-Stop centers streamlining admissions, registration and financial aid, revitalized recruitment strategies, quicker application turn-around, and intensive communication campaigns to increase retention.

Enrollment at branch campuses also grew substantially: Valencia is up 23.44 percent, Taos 13.21 percent, Gallup 9.68 percent and Los Alamos 4.42 percent.



The University of New Mexico is the state's largest university, serving more than 32,000 students. UNM is home to the state's only schools of law, medicine, pharmacy and architecture and operates New Mexico's only academic health center. UNM is noted for comprehensive undergraduate programs and research that benefits the state and the nation.