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36 Colleges
21,196 Yearly Graduations
$17,463 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$19,599 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Mexico ranked #41 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 21,196 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $4,366 per year to get their degree at a college in New Mexico, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,537 per year.

About 25% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $4,900 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
5,876 Yearly Degrees
$7,906 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,311 students at UNM in total, 16,209 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNM, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,455 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,716 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
4,114 Yearly Degrees
$1,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,398 students at CNM in total, 5,260 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

8% of CNM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,172 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,261 Yearly Degrees
$7,301 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. It takes the average NMSU Main Campus undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

40% of NMSU Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,795 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,814 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,286 Yearly Degrees
$6,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,927 undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, of which 2,222 are full-time, and there are 5,266 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,149 a year. ENMU - Main Campus has a 7.9% 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 ENMU - Main Campus is $29,278.

#5

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
890 Yearly Degrees
$2,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 21 to 1.

17% of NMSU Dona Ana students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,731 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMSU Dona Ana is $28,814.

#6

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
768 Yearly Degrees
$6,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,777 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,699 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,134 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,051 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,146 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
676 Yearly Degrees
$6,557 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University is 4.6 years.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,319 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,635 during the early-career years.

#8

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
667 Yearly Degrees
$1,618 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

5% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,052 during the early-career years.

#9

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$1,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 689 full-time undergraduates at Clovis Community College, and 2,321 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Clovis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,288 a year. Clovis Community College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clovis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,969 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$8,425 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. For undergraduates at New Mexico Tech, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,688 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Mexico Tech is $52,334.

#11

University of the Southwest

Hobbs, New Mexico
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$16,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 904 students at USW in total, 370 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 300 are full-time. It takes the average USW undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 92% of students at USW take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,007 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USW is $34,884.

#12

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$1,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,406 students at New Mexico Junior College in total, 735 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of New Mexico Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,006 during the early-career years.

#13

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$2,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 12 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at SFCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,250 a year. SFCC has a 6.9% 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 $29,650 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$2,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,698 students at ENMU - Roswell Campus in total, 724 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,685 a year. ENMU - Roswell Campus has a 7.9% 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 $29,278 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$1,932 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 629 full-time undergraduates at UNM Gallup, and 2,174 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

6% of UNM Gallup students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,609 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNM Gallup with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,716 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$4,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern New Mexico College is 1,234, which includes 554 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Northern New Mexico College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

3% of Northern New Mexico College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern New Mexico College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,534 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

#18

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$1,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,203 students at NMSU Carlsbad in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at NMSU Carlsbad take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,883 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Carlsbad with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Brookline College - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees

There are 608 students at Brookline College - Albuquerque in total, 598 are full-time undergraduates. Brookline College - Albuquerque has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 61% of students at Brookline College - Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Brookline College - Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,796 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$6,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 391 full-time undergraduates at NMMI, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 79% of accepted students are men, and 21% are women.

10% of NMMI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,453 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMMI is $39,127.

Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$1,878 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus is 1,435, which includes 330 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at UNM Valencia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,253 a year. UNM Valencia has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNM Valencia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,716 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

St. John's College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$35,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 268 undergraduates at St. John’s, of which 258 are full-time, and there are 355 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at St. John’s take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,284 a year. St. John’s has a 4.9% 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 $31,025 during the early-career years.

#23

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees

There are 606 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 606 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at PMI Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Albuquerque is $31,568.

#24

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$1,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,046 students at UNM Taos in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,107 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNM Taos with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,716 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$5,321 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development is 693, of which 649 students are undergraduates and of those, 234 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,269 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Institute of American Indian Arts with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,216 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other New Mexico Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
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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