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21 Colleges
$11,395 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$19,667 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Mexico ranked #41 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2021. Around 1,390 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Mexico is $2,849 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $7,628 a year.

An estimated 20% of college students in New Mexico take out loans, with the average loan amount being $4,917 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$8,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
54% Freshmen Loans

There are 22,311 students at UNM in total, 16,209 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNM, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at UNM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,566 a year. UNM has a 2.6% 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 $34,861 during the early-career years.

#2

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,858 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,260 full-time undergraduates at CNM, and 21,398 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at CNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,706 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,294 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$7,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
31% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,227, of which 11,575 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,466 are full-time. It takes the average NMSU Main Campus undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

31% of NMSU Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,227 a year. NMSU Main Campus has a 3.9% 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 NMSU Main Campus is $30,836.

#4

Brookline College - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
86% Freshmen Loans

There are 608 students at Brookline College - Albuquerque in total, 598 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

86% of Brookline College - Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,074 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Brookline College - Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,444 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Carrington College, Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
89% Freshmen Loans

There are 440 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Albuquerque, and 440 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Carrington College, Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,187 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,391 during the early-career years.

#6

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,714 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,240 students at SJC in total, 1,599 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

5% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,626 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,603 during the early-career years.

#6

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,321 students at Clovis Community College in total, 689 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

4% of Clovis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,768 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clovis Community College is $28,187.

#8

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$2,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,459 students at SFCC in total, 759 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

1% of SFCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,969 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,829 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$6,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
16% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,927 undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, of which 2,222 are full-time, and there are 5,266 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ENMU - Main Campus is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,642 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,638 during the early-career years.

#10

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$2,238 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
18% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is 7,028, which includes 3,186 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,168 a year. NMSU Dona Ana has a 3.9% 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 $30,836 during the early-career years.

#11

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$7,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,777 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,699 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,134 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Mexico Highlands University is 4.6 years.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,622 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,554 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$2,646 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus is 2,174, which includes 629 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

1% of UNM Gallup students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM Gallup is $34,861.

Public Public vs. Private
$2,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 724 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 1,698 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

1% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,811 a year. ENMU - Roswell Campus has a 3.0% 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 $31,638 during the early-career years.

#14

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 1,406, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at New Mexico Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,868 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Mexico Junior College is $32,794.

#15

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$7,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
41% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Western New Mexico University is 2,896, of which 1,874 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,039 are full-time. It takes the average Western New Mexico University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 41% of students at Western New Mexico University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,030 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,688 during the early-career years.

#16

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
2% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,203 students at NMSU Carlsbad in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of NMSU Carlsbad students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,083 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,836 during the early-career years.

#16

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$1,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

There are 720 students at Luna Community College in total, 253 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Luna Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,741 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,253 during the early-career years.

#18

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$5,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,234 students at Northern New Mexico College in total, 554 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Northern New Mexico College undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 1% of students at Northern New Mexico College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,402 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern New Mexico College is $32,406.

#19

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$2,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,046 students at UNM Taos in total, 164 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

4% of UNM Taos students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,453 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,861 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$1,878 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
3% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus is 1,435, which includes 330 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 33 to 1.

3% of UNM Valencia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,950 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,861 during the early-career years.

#21

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
$2,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,337 undergraduates at Navajo Tech, of which 537 are full-time, and there are 1,350 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,098 during the early-career years.

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