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New Mexico Military InState

New Mexico Military Institute is a state-supported educational institution located in Roswell, New Mexico, United States.

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Location

Address
101 W College Blvd
City
Roswell
State
NM
Zip/Post Code
88201-5174

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
480
In State Tuition Fees
1452
Out State Tuition Fees
5215
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.25
Male Female Ratio
85:15
Acceptance Rate
62%
Student Faculty Ratio
8:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bronco
Colors
Black Scarlet
Conference
WJCAC

College History

History

New Mexico Military Institute was founded by Colonel Robert S. Goss and Captain Joseph C. Lea in 1891, originally as the Goss Military Academy, with an initial enrollment of 28 students. In 1895 it acquired the land at its current location, and in 1910 it received land-grant status and revenue from the New Mexico government. Hundreds of Institute graduates served in World War I and World War II, including Medal of Honor recipient John C. Morgan. In 1948, the Institute introduced a four-year liberal arts college program, but discontinued it in 1956. The Institute became a fully coeducational university in 1977, although some females had attended as non-cadet day students from 1891 to 1898. The current superintendent, Major General (Retired) Jerry W. Grizzle, was appointed in 2010. In 2013, the Institute broke off relations with the Alumni Association over disagreement about finances. Members of the Alumni Association claimed that this was an effort by the school to gain access and control of the over $5.2 million in assets of the association. On June 10, 2013, the Institute filed a lawsuit in Chaves County, New Mexico, to take control of the assets of the Alumni Association. Editorial response to the Institute's actions has been generally negative, calling it a "hijacking" of the group and its resources.

College Specialty

Specialty

To support the Institute's mission and goals through the development and maintenance of the Institute's assets and to provide an efficient, safe, and clean environment for all cadets, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Alumni

Alumni

Norman E. Brinker, founder of Brinker International William John Cox (Billy Jack Cox), public interest attorney, author and political activist Bill Daniels, cable television pioneer Sam Donaldson of ABC News Julian Ewell, United States Army Lieutenant General William J. Gray, New Mexico House of Representatives member, former Senior Vice President of Navajo Refining Company and Holly Corporation Ira B. Harkey Jr., awarded the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain Conrad Hilton Jr., American socialite Paul Horgan, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author who also served as the school's librarian for a time Peter Hurd, artist and friend of Horgan's who painted the presidential portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson John C. Morgan, pilot and Medal of Honor recipient of World War II Hal Mumme, collegiate football coach Guillermo Padr�s El�as, governor of Sonora, Mexico Anthony Principi, the fourth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Chuck Roberts, news anchor for CNN Headline News Roger Staubach, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys G. Harry Stine, sci-fi writer; a father of model rocketry Casey Urlacher, Arena League football player, brother of Brian Urlacher Major General Edwin Walker Frank D. White, governor of Arkansas Owen Wilson, movie actor

Campus

Campus

City 300 acres (1.2 km2)

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