LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State University’s school of social work is receiving millions of dollars in state funding to create new faculty positions. The $16.5 million will help fund six new positions.

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The school of social work says with the six new faculty members. The school will be able to graduate 240 students each year–double the current number. They say it will allow the school to admit more students into high-demand programs while helping increase the number of social workers in the state.