New Mexico State University

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New Mexico State University (NMSU) is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces in southern New Mexico, United States. The school was founded in 1888 as a agricultural college and preparatory school. As of 2004, enrollment counts nearly 24,000. NMSU offers a wide range of programs and awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

In sports, the NMSU's teams are called the Aggies, a nickname derived from the school's agricultural beginnings. They compete in the Sun Belt Conference (NCAA Division I-A), but will join the Western Athletic Conference in 2005. Their mascot is Pistol Pete and colors crimson and white.

NMSU has major rivalries with the University of New Mexico (the NMSU-New Mexico football game is called "The Battle of I-25"), and the University of Texas at El Paso (called "The Battle of I-10", with the winner of the NMSU-UTEP football game getting the Silver Spade).

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College of Santa Fe | College of the Southwest | Eastern New Mexico University | New Mexico Highlands University | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology | New Mexico Military Institute | New Mexico State University | St. John's College, Santa Fe | University of New Mexico | Western New Mexico University


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