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38 Colleges
23,398 Yearly Graduations
$22,115 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$19,745 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 23,398 students received a degree from a college in New Mexico, making it rank #40 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $5,529 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $9,303 a year.

About 28% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $4,936 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
6,303 Yearly Degrees
$5,001 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 26,221 students at UNM in total, 15,093 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

57% of UNM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,921 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% 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.

#2

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
4,598 Yearly Degrees

There are 24,442 students at CNM in total, 6,684 of which are 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 24.3% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
3,404 Yearly Degrees
$4,549 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,432, of which 9,703 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at New Mexico State University - Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

32% of New Mexico State University - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,734 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,267 Yearly Degrees
$6,778 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,590 full-time undergraduates at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus, and 6,023 students altogether. It takes the average Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 43% of students at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,223 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 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is $25,100.

#5

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,046 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,917 students at NMSU-Dona Ana in total, 3,547 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,180 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% 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.

#6

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
959 Yearly Degrees
$4,968 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,098 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,315 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,158 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% 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.

#7

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
827 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at San Juan College is 7,030, of which 2,454 students are 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 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
746 Yearly Degrees
$3,177 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Western New Mexico University is 3,088, of which 1,266 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University is 4.7 years.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,552 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% 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.

#9

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,114 students at Clovis Community College in total, 737 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,183 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
397 Yearly Degrees
$6,727 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,009 students at New Mexico Tech in total, 1,294 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#11

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
360 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,581 students at SFCC in total, 1,245 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% 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.

#12

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees

There are 721 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Junior College, and 2,310 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

8% of New Mexico Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,713 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% 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

University of the Southwest

Hobbs, New Mexico
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees
$14,376 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of the Southwest is 1,026, of which 417 students are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 97% of students at USW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,150 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,686 students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus in total, 1,053 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

5% of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,235 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 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
204 Yearly Degrees

There are 995 full-time undergraduates at UNM-Gallup, and 2,194 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 average amount of student loans is $4,759 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#16

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$2,652 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 948 students at Northern New Mexico College in total, 629 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Northern New Mexico College undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

4% of Northern New Mexico College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,512 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% 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.

#17

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees

There are 504 full-time undergraduates at NMSU-Carlsbad, and 1,952 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 17.1% 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.

#18

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

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

There are 820 full-time undergraduates at Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque, and 820 students altogether. 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 student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
140 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,097 students at UNM - Valencia in total, 648 of which 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#20

New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees

There are 419 full-time undergraduates at NMMI, and 419 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. Around 81% of accepted students are men, and 19% are women.

18% of NMMI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,709 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMMI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

University of Phoenix - New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 266 students at UOPX - New Mexico in total, 217 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - New Mexico is 5.3 years.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UOPX - New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is 1,710, of which 425 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,969 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#23

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Navajo Technical University is 1,772, of which 935 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

#24

St. John's College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$29,736 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at St. John’s College is 386, of which 309 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at St. John’s take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,358 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from St. John’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,360 students at UNM - Taos in total, 305 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at UNM - Taos take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% 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.

Other New Mexico Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Luna Community College 85
27 Southwestern College 83
28 University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus 72
29 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 70
30 New Mexico State University-Grants 66
31 Brookline College - Albuquerque 54
31 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development 54
33 Mesalands Community College 49
34 Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus 45
35 Carrington College-Albuquerque 38
36 Southwest Acupuncture College - Santa Fe 10
37 Southwest University of Visual Arts - Albuquerque 7
38 Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine 0

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