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# New Mexico Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, New Mexico is ranked #41 in the country with 21,196 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $4,537 per year to get their degree at a college in New Mexico, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,861 per year.

An estimated 23% of college students in New Mexico take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,145 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in New Mexico

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The total student population at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 22,311, of which 16,209 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNM, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at UNM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,566 a year. UNM has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM is $34,861.

There are 5,260 full-time undergraduates at CNM, and 21,398 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,706 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CNM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,294 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 14,227 students at NMSU Main Campus in total, 11,575 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,466 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,227 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NMSU Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,836 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,266 students at ENMU - Main Campus in total, 3,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,222 are full-time. It takes the average ENMU - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 33% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,642 a year. ENMU - Main Campus has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,638 during the early-career years.

There are 7,028 students at NMSU Dona Ana in total, 3,186 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

18% of NMSU Dona Ana students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,168 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,836 during the early-career years.

The total student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 2,777, of which 1,699 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,134 are full-time. It takes the average New Mexico Highlands University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

20% of New Mexico Highlands University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,622 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Mexico Highlands University is $33,554.

There are 1,874 undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, of which 1,039 are full-time, and there are 2,896 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

41% of Western New Mexico University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,030 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,688 during the early-career years.

There are 5,240 students at SJC in total, 1,599 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

5% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SJC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,603 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 2,321, which includes 689 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,768 a year. Clovis Community College has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clovis Community College is $28,187.

The total student population at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 1,686, of which 1,229 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,103 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Mexico Tech is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 60% of accepted students are men, and 40% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,310 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,943 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of the Southwest is 904, of which 370 students are undergraduates and of those, 300 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USW is 4.3 years.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,891 a year. USW has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,419 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 1,406, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at New Mexico Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,868 a year. New Mexico Junior College has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,794 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Santa Fe Community College is 3,459, which includes 759 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

1% of SFCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,969 a year. SFCC has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,829 during the early-career years.

There are 724 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 1,698 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

1% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,811 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from ENMU - Roswell Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,638 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 629 full-time undergraduates at UNM Gallup, and 2,174 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,861 during the early-career years.

There are 554 full-time undergraduates at Northern New Mexico College, and 1,234 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northern New Mexico College is 4.5 years.

1% of Northern New Mexico College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,402 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northern New Mexico College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,406 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 269 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Carlsbad, and 1,203 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of NMSU Carlsbad students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,083 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMSU Carlsbad is $30,836.

The total student population at Brookline College - Albuquerque is 608, which includes 598 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,074 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brookline College - Albuquerque is $27,444.

There are 391 full-time undergraduates at NMMI, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 82% of accepted students are men, and 18% are women.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,401 a year. NMMI has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMMI is $40,570.

There are 1,435 students at UNM Valencia in total, 330 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 33 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,950 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNM Valencia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,861 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 355 students at St. John’s in total, 268 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 258 are full-time. It takes the average St. John’s undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

52% of St. John’s students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,243 a year.

Students who graduate from St. John’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,077 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 606 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 606 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,336 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,778 during the early-career years.

There are 1,046 students at UNM Taos in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

4% of UNM Taos students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,453 a year. UNM Taos has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,861 during the early-career years.

### Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development

There are 693 students at Institute of American Indian Arts in total, 649 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 234 are full-time. For undergraduates at Institute of American Indian Arts, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Institute of American Indian Arts is $19,434.

## Other New Mexico Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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27 | New Mexico State University - Alamogordo | 76 |

28 | Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute | 62 |

29 | Navajo Technical University | 57 |

29 | Southwestern College | 57 |

31 | Carrington College, Albuquerque | 54 |

31 | Mesalands Community College | 54 |

33 | University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus | 51 |

34 | Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus | 42 |

35 | New Mexico State University - Grants | 33 |

36 | Southwest Acupuncture College - Santa Fe | 4 |

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