NEW!! The University of New Mexico has announced plans to construct the University of New Mexico West Campus on the eastern boundary of Rio Rancho’s Central Business District (CBD). The new full service UNM campus will consist of academic classrooms, a Health Sciences Center, and a business research park. The first 60,000 square foot facility will provide more than 2,500 students with classrooms, student service center, library services, onsite faculty, and administrative support. The building will cost in excess of $15 million. UNM West will be joining approximately 15 other public and private post-secondary institutions that serve the metro area. UNM West is expected to become the third largest university in the State by 2015.
Under a much-publicized memorandum of understanding in August 2007, UNM and CNM, the State