New Mexico State University

Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

New Mexico State University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.


Rankings / out of 154 colleges surveyed

Overall Ranking 31
Ideological Diversity 2

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 61.56
Openness 10.77
Tolerance (Liberals) 9.07
Tolerance (Conservatives) 8.92
Administrative Support 6.04
Comfort 16.43
Disruptive Conduct 10.33
Speech Code YELLOW
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.