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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

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.

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.

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.

#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. 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.

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

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.

#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 6,741, 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.

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

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.

#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 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.

#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 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.

#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 4,110, 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.

#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 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.

#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 3,193 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.

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%.

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

#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

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.

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

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.

#15

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

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

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.

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

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.

#17

Mesalands Community College

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

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.

#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. 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.

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.

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.

#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.

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

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.

#22

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

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.

#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.

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.

#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 1,143 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.

#25

Luna Community College

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

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.

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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