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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 23,096, which includes 6,119 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at CNM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from CNM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 22,729, of which 17,330 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,705 are full-time. It takes the average UNM undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at UNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,921 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 with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,296, of which 11,675 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,740 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NMSU Main Campus is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$1,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,741 students at SJC in total, 2,376 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at SJC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

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

There are 5,685 students at ENMU - Main Campus in total, 4,465 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,400 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ENMU - Main Campus is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,223 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% 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 8,054, which includes 3,365 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

21% of NMSU Dona Ana students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#7

New Mexico Highlands University

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

The total student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 2,787, of which 1,750 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,183 are full-time. For undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Santa Fe Community College

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

There are 979 full-time undergraduates at SFCC, and 4,110 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at SFCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 2,902, which includes 754 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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 2,214 undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, of which 1,102 are full-time, and there are 3,193 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University is 4.7 years.

Roughly 51% of students at Western New Mexico University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 2,256, which includes 951 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,235 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 - Roswell Campus is $25,100.

#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 2,327, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#13

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque is 708, which includes 708 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 average amount of student loans is $6,674 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% 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
$8,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,835 students at New Mexico Tech in total, 1,324 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,178 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Mexico Tech is 4.8 years.

This a very selective school with only 22% of students getting accepted. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at New Mexico Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,500 during the early-career years.

#15

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

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

There are 745 full-time undergraduates at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology, and 745 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus is 2,487, which includes 885 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at UNM Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,759 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 Gallup is $28,100.

#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 877, which includes 170 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Mesalands Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,225 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

The total student population at University of the Southwest is 875, of which 331 students are undergraduates and of those, 278 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 35%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

97% of USW students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,150 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to 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 460 full-time undergraduates at UNM Valencia, and 2,196 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at UNM Valencia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,023 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 Valencia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Navajo Technical University

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

There are 1,849 students at Navajo Tech in total, 1,831 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 825 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 1,119 students at Northern New Mexico College in total, 591 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Northern New Mexico College undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Carrington College, Albuquerque is 424, which includes 424 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carrington College, Albuquerque is $25,200.

#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 1,921 students at NMSU Carlsbad in total, 322 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Taos Campus is 1,143, which includes 247 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 317 full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College, and 1,043 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Luna Community College is $21,700.

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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