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37 Schools in New Mexico Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    New Mexico State University-Grants

    Grants, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,956
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    2,290
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    Las Cruces, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,513
    Years Accredited
    73 (1941)
    Student Population
    20,822
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Northern New Mexico College

    Espanola, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,827
    Years Accredited
    32 (1982)
    Student Population
    2,906
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

    Albuquerque, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    29 (1985)
    Student Population
    1,662
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    San Juan College

    Farmington, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,224
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    12,435
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Santa Fe Community College

    Santa Fe, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,689
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    7,405
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    Santa Fe, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $28,227
    Years Accredited
    49 (1965)
    Student Population
    580
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Southwestern College

    Santa Fe, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    175
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

    Albuquerque, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $675
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    725
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

    Gallup, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,704
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    3,828
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

    Los Alamos, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,608
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    1,438
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    Albuquerque, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,050
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    33,483
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

    Ranchos de Taos, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,704
    Years Accredited
    21 (1993)
    Student Population
    2,244
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

    Los Lunas, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,561
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    3,575
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    Albuquerque, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    4,928
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    University of the Southwest

    Hobbs, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,280
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    832
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
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  18. School Name

    Western New Mexico University

    Silver City, NM
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,314
    Years Accredited
    72 (1942)
    Student Population
    4,448
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

In recent years, New Mexico's in-state tuition rates for both four-year public and private universities has risen slower than the national average; between 2008 and 2011, tuition at four-year public schools rose 20.7% in New Mexico, compared to 25.1% across the country. In-state tuition at public two-year schools is rising a bit more quickly than the national average, but New Mexico also has some of the lowest overall costs for 2-year schools of any state in the nation. However, with cuts to the state education budget in the last couple years, as well as a proposal by state legislators to make wide tax cuts across New Mexico, tuition may begin to rise more quickly.

College Enrollment

Enrollment in New Mexico's institutions of higher education has fluctuated in recent years, with many more students choosing to enroll in two-year public schools than four-year programs. Nationally, numbers at the latter rose 15.9% between 2005 and 2010; in New Mexico, numbers only rose 12.4%. However, over the same time period, enrollment in two-year schools in the state rose 35.6%, which is more than double the national percentage. New Mexico cut per-student spending by the highest dollar amount of any state in the last five years; the state spends $4,775 less on each student now than it did in 2008, which reduced enrollment at four-year schools.

YearEnrollmentSource: CollegeBoard, Trends in Tuition and Fees, Enrollment, and State Appropriations for Higher Education by State, 2012

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • The Education Plan: This state 529 college savings program has a range of investment options, all of which allow families to put away money early for a child's college education later. Enrollees enjoy tax benefits and can choose between Age Based and Custom Choice portfolios.
    • Scholar's Edge: Another state 529 plan, this is run by the same organization as The Education Plan: Oppenheimer Funds. However, Scholar's Edge is a somewhat simplified version of the 529 plan and is meant for students and families who want to set up a savings plan quickly and easily as part of a larger college saving strategy.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • GEAR UP New Mexico: The state branch of this national organization works with 25 public middle and high schools around New Mexico in order to help students start thinking about and planning for college. The organization's goals are to increase students' and families' understanding of higher education, to increase the number of students able to attend postsecondary institutions, and to prepare students to succeed after high school.
    • Native American Student Advocacy Institute: This nonprofit, affiliated with the College Board, aims to support indigenous and Native American students in their path toward college. They host workshops and seminars and help students navigate the terrain between their tribal connections and life at a postsecondary institution.
  4. Higher Education News

    • New Mexico Department of Higher Education Events and News: While not a traditional news site, the New Mexico agency in charge of higher education maintains a list of events and information related to the state's colleges and universities.
    • Education Week New Mexico: A nationally recognized publication, EdWeek filters its news by state, allowing readers to focus on trends and articles related to higher education in New Mexico.

Higher Education in New Mexico

New Mexico Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 40% New Mexico
      Graduation Rate
    • 19.9 ACT New Mexico
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in New Mexico

  • NM US
    Public 2-Year
  • NM US
    Public 4-Year
  • NM US
    Private 4-year

New Mexico Institutions

  • NM US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • NM US
    Public
    Institutions
  • NM US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • NM US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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