New Mexico Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of New Mexico that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, NM is the two-letter abbreviation of New Mexico.

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 562-1011

New Mexico Highlands
Las Vegas, NM 87701
http:// www.

New Mexico State University
Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
(505) 646-2736
http:// www. nmsu. edu/

University of New Mexico
107 Humanities Building
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1041
(505) 277-2711
http:// www.

Western New Mexico University
1000 College Avenue
Silver City , NM 88062
(505) 538-6317
http:// www.

New Mexico State Overview

The name of the state of New Mexico comes from Mexitli , who was the great Aztec leader and god of war. His name is derived from the words mettli (moon) and xictli (navel) and thus means “navel of the moon”, but more likely means “child of the moon”.

New Mexico is part of the southwestern region of the United States. Native American tribes lived in the area that is now New Mexico long before the Spanish explored it. Important cultures were founded by the Anasazi and Chaco, but they disappeared again in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Around 1540, the Spanish conquistador Coronado traveled the country in search of the fabled seven golden cities of Cibola. He set off with 350 Spaniards, 300 Indians and 1000 slaves. The cities they encountered were neither big nor rich. Using the city of Hawiku as a base, Coronado conquered almost all of what is now the Southwestern United States.

Later, the conquerors were followed by missionaries and settlers, and there were always armed conflicts with the Indians.

New Mexico was under Spanish rule until 1821 and then under Mexican rule until 1846. There was lively trade with the American cities on the Missouri River. The Santa Fe Trail was used as a trade route, which connected the settlement centers on the Missouri through prairies and deserts with the areas in what is now the southwest of the USA over a length of approx. 1,400 kilometers.

After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Mexico was forced to cede the territory of New Mexico to the United States, which incorporated it as a territory. On January 6, 1912, New Mexico received state status and became the 47th state in the United States

Especially because of the beautiful landscapes and the well-preserved historical sites, New Mexico has many sights. Cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque stand out from the uniform image of American cities because homes are still built in the historic adobe style with mud bricks.

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Geographical location

New Mexico borders Colorado to the north, Oklahoma to the extreme northeast, Texas to the east and south, and Arizona to the west. New Mexico only borders Utah at a single point in the northwest, the so-called Four Corners. The state line with Mexico forms part of the southern border of New Mexico.

Capital city: Santa Fe
Largest metropolis: Albuquerque
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
Motto: Crescit Eundo
(lat. It grows as it advances)

New Mexico

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in northeastern New Mexico. It is the cone of an extinct volcano, which is part of the Raton-Clayton volcanic valley. Today, a paved road leads around the volcano, so visitors can admire it from the immediate vicinity. A parking lot was even built on its edge. Numerous hiking trails also lead along the edge of the volcanic cone, which you can follow to reach the very interior of this extinct volcano.

The visitor center acquaints tourists with the geology of the volcano and the entire area, with natural and cultural attractions and history, and also provides various educational programs for schools about the volcano. A video presentation about the local landscape is also available. According to geologists, Capulin Volcano is not particularly old, it was formed sometime between 58 and 62 thousand years ago. It rises to a height of 2494 meters above the surrounding pastures. Its irregular edges have a circumference of 1.6 km and the depth of the crater reaches about 122 meters. Capulin Volcano is thus the highest point in the landscape and provides a wonderful panoramic view of the volcanic surroundings.

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains rise near the volcano. The view is limited by the snow-capped peaks of the mountains located on the border of four states – New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Capulin Volcano was declared a national monument on August 9, 1916 by then-President Woodrow Wilson.