The University of New Mexico at Albuquerque (officially University of New Mexico, although also commonly referred to as UNM-Albuquerque, UNM, or New Mexico) is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States. It is the state's flagship research institution. It is the largest post-secondary institution in the state in terms of total enrollment across all campuses as of 2012, as well as one of the state's largest employers. Founded in 1889, it offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. Its Albuquerque campus currently encompasses over 600 acres (2.4 km), and there are branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Taos, and in Valencia County. The University of New Mexico was founded on February 28, 1889, with the passage of House Bill No.
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