# Colleges in New Mexico

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. New Mexico colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $3,747, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $7,854.

An estimated 32% of college students in New Mexico take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,007.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in New Mexico sorted by largest school to smallest:

There are approximately 24,442 students at CNM in total, 6,684 of which are full-time undergraduates.

12% of CNM students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,132. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$30,000 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from CNM earns.

There are 15,093 full-time undergraduates at UNM, and 26,221 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UNM. The freshman retention rate is 78%.

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

Roughly, 34% of students at UNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,315. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for UNM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 after graduation.

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,432, of which 9,703 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average New Mexico State University - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,760. 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-degree holder from this school earns $34,600.

The total student population at San Juan College is 7,030, of which 2,454 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 7% of students at SJC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $5,020. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from SJC is $30,700.

There are 3,547 full-time undergraduates at NMSU-Dona Ana, and 7,917 students altogether.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $2,983. 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 typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from NMSU-Dona Ana earns $34,600.

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

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

38% of Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,985. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is $29,500.

There are 1,245 full-time undergraduates at SFCC, and 4,581 students altogether.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,905. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$31,400 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from SFCC earns.

There are approximately 3,098 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,315 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average New Mexico Highlands University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

43% of New Mexico Highlands University students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $2,252. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 after graduation.

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 3,114, of which 737 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 14% of students at Clovis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,958. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $25,800.

There are approximately 2,686 students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus in total, 1,053 of which are full-time undergraduates.

4% of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,853. 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 typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus earns $29,500.

The total student population at Western New Mexico University is 3,088, of which 1,266 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Western New Mexico University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Roughly, 49% of students at Western New Mexico University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,597. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Western New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 after graduation.

There are 820 full-time undergraduates at Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque, and 820 students altogether.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $7,571. Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$28,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque earns.

There are approximately 842 students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology in total, 842 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 80% of students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,975. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $17,100.

There are 1,294 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Tech, and 2,009 students altogether. It takes the average New Mexico Tech undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 22%. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

56% of New Mexico Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,355. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Tech earns $50,000.

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 2,310, of which 721 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $2,766. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from New Mexico Junior College is $29,200.

The total student population at University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is 2,194, of which 995 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 15% of students at UNM-Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $3,881. 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 typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNM-Gallup earns $36,400.

There are approximately 1,026 students at USW in total, 417 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average USW undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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

89% of USW students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,778. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from USW is $36,200.

There are 935 full-time undergraduates at Navajo Tech, and 1,772 students altogether.

Approximately 0% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $.

$16,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Navajo Tech earns.

There are approximately 419 students at Carrington College-Albuquerque in total, 382 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Carrington College-Albuquerque. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

Roughly, 79% of students at Carrington College-Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,668. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $25,400.

The total student population at University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus is 2,097, of which 648 students are full-time undergraduates.

8% of UNM - Valencia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,240. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for UNM - Valencia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 after graduation.

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

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $3,605. 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-degree holder from this school earns $27,900.

There are approximately 1,952 students at NMSU-Carlsbad in total, 504 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,657. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from NMSU-Carlsbad is $34,600.

There are 217 full-time undergraduates at UOPX - New Mexico, and 266 students altogether. It takes the average UOPX - New Mexico undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

100% of UOPX - New Mexico students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,500. 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 for UOPX - New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,100 after graduation.

The total student population at Luna Community College is 1,356, of which 300 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 13% of students at Luna Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,659. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$28,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Luna Community College earns.

There are approximately 918 students at UNM - Los Alamos in total, 188 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 6% of students at UNM - Los Alamos take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $2,746. 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 typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNM - Los Alamos earns $36,400.