As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds. In spring of 2012 , 27,278 students attended main campus with another 7,933 students at branch campuses and education centers.
UNM boasts an outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, 35 Fulbright scholars and several members of national academies. Faculty publish in many professional journals including Scientific American, New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. UNM professors have been quoted in Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, People Magazine, Parade Magazine, US News and World Report, and the New Yorker, among others. They have shared their expertise on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Nova National Geographic and other news shows.
UNM employs 21,595 people statewide, including employees of University Hospital. It has nearly than 157,000 alumni, with Lobos in every state and 92 foreign countries. More than half choose to remain in New Mexico.