Who We Are
The Center for Community Analysis at New Mexico State University was established in 2016 through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and is located on the New Mexico State University campus. The Center collaborates with partners across Doña Ana County and New Mexico to gather data that is often hard-to-find or spread across many organizations, as well as gather data through surveys and assessment. This collective effort allows us to centralize, analyze, and disseminate data to the community in order to improve evidence-based decision making. Our initial focus is on Early Childhood Education and community well-being.  


To strengthen the data analysis capacity of education and community advocates in Southern New Mexico and the borderland region.


To provide community organizations and government agencies with high-quality data so they can increase their collective impact capacities and improve the lives of residents in Doña Ana County and beyond.

What We Offer

We specialize in a variety of topics.

  • Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Higher Ed
  • Health and Community Well-Being
  • Birth to Career Initiatives
  • Population and Demographics
  • Poverty and Income Inequality
  • Social Issues

We gather data from a variety of sources.

  • Unique Data Gathered from Local Sources
  • US Census Bureau
  • New Mexico Public Education Department
  • National Center for Educational Statistics
  • New Mexico Department of Health
  • New Mexico Community Data Collaborative
  • And more…

We employ quantitative and qualitative research methods.

  • Surveys
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews and Observations
  • GIS Mapping and Geospatial Analysis
  • Literature Reviews
  • Content Analyses
  • Case Studies

We deliver data that is easy to understand and relative to a variety of audiences.

  • Infographics
  • In-Depth Reports and Presentations
  • Interactive Data Dashboards
  • Baseline Reports and Evaluation
  • Access to Early Childhood Education in Doña Ana County Gap Analysis
    Early Childhood Education Coalition of Doña Ana County and Ngage NM
  • 2016 and 2018 Education Data Context Report for Doña Ana County
    Ngage New Mexico
  • Lynn Community School Surveys: Student, Staff, and Family
    Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico NEA, Ngage New Mexico, and New Mexico State University STEM Outreach Center
  • Longitudinal Study on Kindergarten Readiness and ECE Program Effectiveness in Doña Ana County
    Ngage New Mexico and the Children’s Reading Alliance
  • 18-24 year-old Voter Awareness Survey
    League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces
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Erica Surova

Senior Program Manager

Sheila Prados

Research Assistant

Hallie Keller

Research Assistant

Amaris Wisener

Student Research Assistant

Zoey Le

Student Research Assistant

Shuan Li

Student Research Assistant