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NMSU to host Dia Descubre recruiting event for students from Mexico

In an effort to increase the enrollment of international students from Mexico, New Mexico State University is inviting prospective students and their families to attend the Dia Descubre recruiting event Nov. 19 on the NMSU campus.


Dia Descubre is modeled after the Aggie Experience open house events, and is the third Dia Descubre to take place on NMSU’s main campus. The goal of the Descubre recruiting event is to provide an overview of NMSU with college-specific information, details on NMSU’s intensive English program, and information regarding NMSU’s admissions process. Attendees will also get a chance to tour colleges and campus facilities, and learn more about the Descubre tuition rate for Mexican nationals who attend NMSU. The Descubre tuition rate is 1.5 times the in-state tuition rate.

In fall 2017, 39 Mexican citizens were admitted as undergraduates, compared to 43 undergraduates admitted in 2018. Also, 17 graduate students from Mexico were admitted in fall 2017, with 19 more admitted in fall 2018. Currently, 77 undergraduate and 56 graduate students from Mexico are studying at NMSU.

“Dia Descubre opens our campus doors to our neighbors from Mexico and invites them to become Aggies,” said Rod McSherry, interim associate provost for International and Border Programs. “This is a special welcome for Mexican citizens to get to know NMSU and find the degree program that is right for them – right here on the border, close to home. The combination of offering more than 180 degree programs, the attractive Descubre tuition and being located just up the road makes NMSU a great choice for many Mexican citizens. We look forward to continuing to grow our student population and the long-term linkages with Mexico that will result.”

Mexico is an important recruiting target, with Mexico being the largest source for international students. Along with the Descubre recruiting events, NMSU has collaborated with Mexican universities; federal, state and city governments; and private sector partners in research, extension and exchanges. NMSU’s ongoing work in Mexico includes continuing and professional education with English-language learning for teachers, collaborative research and teaching in STEM areas, capstone projects with technology companies, and dual-degree programs in engineering and agriculture.

NMSU is a land-grant institution established in 1888 and has been ranked as a top tier university by U.S. News & World Report. NMSU has also been ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/H institution, or a research university with high research activity, and is designated as a NASA Space Grant College.

For more information about the Descubre recruiting events and tuition rate, visit https://diadescubre.nmsu.edu.