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46 Colleges
33,100 Yearly Graduations
$20,279 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,043 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Mexico ranked #38 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 33,100 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $5,070 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $8,835 a year.

An estimated 38% of college students in New Mexico take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,261 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
9,574 Yearly Degrees
$1,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central New Mexico Community College is 23,553, which includes 6,345 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

11% of CNM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#2

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
6,166 Yearly Degrees
$7,875 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,621 undergraduates at UNM, of which 13,624 are full-time, and there are 24,319 students altogether. It takes the average UNM undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,921 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM is $28,100.

Public Public vs. Private
3,373 Yearly Degrees
$7,087 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,687 undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, of which 9,712 are full-time, and there are 14,289 students altogether. It takes the average NMSU Main Campus undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at NMSU Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,734 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#4

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,576 Yearly Degrees
$1,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at San Juan College is 6,679, which includes 2,374 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SJC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,333 Yearly Degrees
$6,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is 6,005, of which 4,700 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,488 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ENMU - Main Campus is 4.7 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,223 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ENMU - Main Campus is $25,100.

#5

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,333 Yearly Degrees
$2,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is 7,876, which includes 3,417 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at NMSU Dona Ana take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,180 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Dona Ana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
985 Yearly Degrees
$6,318 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,868 undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, of which 1,238 are full-time, and there are 3,037 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,158 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#8

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
955 Yearly Degrees
$2,115 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Santa Fe Community College is 4,207, which includes 1,050 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of SFCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SFCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Clovis Community College

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

There are 772 full-time undergraduates at Clovis Community College, and 3,107 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

11% of Clovis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,183 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clovis Community College is $21,900.

#10

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
723 Yearly Degrees
$6,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,248 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 2,245 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,189 are full-time. For undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,552 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western New Mexico University is $24,900.

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

The total student population at Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus is 2,427, which includes 972 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

5% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,235 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ENMU - Roswell Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
485 Yearly Degrees
$1,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 2,247, which includes 629 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at New Mexico Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,713 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

There are 565 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 565 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,674 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
408 Yearly Degrees
$8,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 1,895, of which 1,412 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,269 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The acceptance rate at New Mexico Tech is 22%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

62% of New Mexico Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,099 a year. New Mexico Tech has a 5.6% 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 New Mexico Tech is $43,500.

#15

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
383 Yearly Degrees

There are 742 students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology in total, 742 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

81% of Olympian Academy of Cosmetology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is $16,200.

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

There are 883 full-time undergraduates at UNM Gallup, and 2,190 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

14% of UNM Gallup students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,759 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNM Gallup with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
368 Yearly Degrees
$2,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mesalands Community College is 1,068, which includes 223 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

7% of Mesalands Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,225 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,900 during the early-career years.

#18

University of the Southwest

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

The total student population at University of the Southwest is 951, of which 416 students are undergraduates and of those, 343 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Roughly 97% of students at USW take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,150 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,800 during the early-career years.

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

There are 2,041 students at UNM Valencia in total, 562 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

16% of UNM Valencia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,023 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#20

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$4,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,600 students at Navajo Tech in total, 1,595 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 863 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Navajo Tech is $13,500.

#21

Northern New Mexico College

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

There are 926 students at Northern New Mexico College in total, 632 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Northern New Mexico College, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,512 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% 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 $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

There are 309 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Albuquerque, and 351 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

57% of Carrington College, Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,860 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carrington College, Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$2,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 374 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Carlsbad, and 1,791 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

3% of NMSU Carlsbad students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,930 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMSU Carlsbad is $24,800.

#24

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$1,902 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,219 students at UNM Taos in total, 301 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

22% of UNM Taos students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM Taos is $28,100.

#25

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
140 Yearly Degrees
$1,298 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 292 full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College, and 1,093 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,422 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,700 during the early-career years.

Other New Mexico Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 New Mexico Military Institute 121
27 University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus 117
28 Brookline College - Albuquerque 116
29 New Mexico State University - Alamogordo 110
30 St. John’s College 109
31 Aveda Institute - New Mexico 91
32 Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus 87
33 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque 78
34 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 77
35 Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute 76
36 Glitz School of Cosmetology 75
37 University of Phoenix - New Mexico 72
38 Southwestern College 71
39 New Mexico State University - Grants 64
40 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development 55
41 Vogue College of Cosmetology-Santa Fe 35
42 The Avenue Academy, A Cosmetology Institute 23
43 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho 14
44 Southwest Acupuncture College - Santa Fe 13
45 Southwest University of Visual Arts - Albuquerque 10
46 Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine 0

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