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46 Colleges
33,100 Yearly Graduations
$20,451 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,903 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. New Mexico colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $5,113 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $8,939 per year.

An estimated 35% of college students in New Mexico take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,476 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

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.

Roughly 8% of students at CNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% 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
$8,161 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. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

60% of UNM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,455 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
3,373 Yearly Degrees
$7,301 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,575 undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, of which 9,466 are full-time, and there are 14,227 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 39% 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. 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 NMSU Main Campus is $24,800.

#4

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,576 Yearly Degrees
$1,618 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 5% of students at SJC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SJC is $23,400.

Public Public vs. Private
1,333 Yearly Degrees
$6,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,149 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close 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 7,028, which includes 3,186 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,731 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%.

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
$6,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

29% of New Mexico Highlands University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,051 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Mexico Highlands University is $28,500.

#8

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
955 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. 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 SFCC is $24,900.

#9

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
884 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 average amount of student loans is $3,288 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clovis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
723 Yearly Degrees
$6,574 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western New Mexico University is 2,896, of which 1,874 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,039 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University is 4.6 years.

42% of Western New Mexico University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,319 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

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

There are 724 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 1,698 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,685 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% 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
$2,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Mexico Junior College is $24,800.

#13

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

80% of PMI Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,860 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$8,361 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,686 students at New Mexico Tech in total, 1,229 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,103 are full-time. It takes the average New Mexico Tech undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $5,688 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from New Mexico Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

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

There are 716 full-time undergraduates at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology, and 716 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,329 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 $16,200 during the early-career years.

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

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

Roughly 6% of students at UNM Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,609 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%.

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
$2,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mesalands Community College is 709, which includes 119 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Mesalands Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,241 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mesalands Community College is $18,900.

#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

There are 370 undergraduates at USW, of which 300 are full-time, and there are 904 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USW is 4.3 years.

Roughly 92% of students at USW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,007 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,435 students at UNM Valencia in total, 330 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,253 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 $28,100 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

The total student population at Navajo Technical University is 1,350, of which 1,337 students are undergraduates and of those, 537 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Students who graduate from Navajo Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
200 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northern New Mexico College is 4.5 years.

Roughly 3% of students at Northern New Mexico College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#22

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

There are 440 students at Carrington College, Albuquerque in total, 440 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

74% of Carrington College, Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,974 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#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 269 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Carlsbad, and 1,203 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

4% of NMSU Carlsbad students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,883 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%.

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

#24

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

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

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

Roughly 9% of students at UNM Taos take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,107 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%.

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

#25

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
140 Yearly Degrees
$1,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 720 students at Luna Community College in total, 253 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% 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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