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# New Mexico Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, New Mexico is ranked #38 in the country with 33,100 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $5,070 per year to get their degree at a college in New Mexico, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,835 per year.

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

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## Most Popular Schools in New Mexico

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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.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CNM is $24,400.

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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNM is 4.8 years.

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.

57% of UNM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

There are 11,675 undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, of which 9,740 are full-time, and there are 14,296 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NMSU Main Campus is 4.8 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students 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%.

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

The total student population at San Juan College is 6,741, which includes 2,376 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

7% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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.

There are 4,465 undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, of which 2,400 are full-time, and there are 5,685 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 41% 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.

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 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%.

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

There are 2,787 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,750 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,183 are full-time. 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 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.

The total student population at Santa Fe Community College is 4,110, which includes 979 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

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 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%.

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.

There are 3,193 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 2,214 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,102 are full-time. 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 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%.

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

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

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.

There are 708 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 708 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

71% of PMI Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,674 a year. PMI Albuquerque has a 7.0% 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 PMI Albuquerque is $26,700.

There are 1,324 undergraduates at New Mexico Tech, of which 1,178 are full-time, and there are 1,835 students altogether. It takes the average New Mexico Tech undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

62% of New Mexico Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

The total student population at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is 745, which includes 745 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,200 during the early-career years.

There are 2,487 students at UNM Gallup in total, 885 are 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 average amount of student loans is $4,759 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 170 full-time undergraduates at Mesalands Community College, and 877 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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.

The total student population at University of the Southwest is 875, of which 331 students are undergraduates and of those, 278 are full-time. It takes the average USW undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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

97% of USW students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

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.

16% of UNM Valencia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,023 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 Valencia is $28,100.

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.

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.

There are 591 full-time undergraduates at Northern New Mexico College, and 1,119 students altogether. 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 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.

There are 424 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Albuquerque, and 424 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.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

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.

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%.

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

There are 1,143 students at UNM Taos in total, 247 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 average amount of student loans is $4,985 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.

The total student population at Luna Community College is 1,043, which includes 317 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

5% of Luna Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Luna Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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