2022 Best Colleges in New Mexico

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St. John's College

#317 NEW MEXICO

St. John's College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Santa Fe, NM ranked 1st in New Mexico. It has a total of 366 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 66.35% of applicants. St. John's College offers 3 different majors and is best known for its Liberal Arts and Sciences program, which is ranked 7th in the US. With an annual tuition of $35,000 per year, St. John's College is somewhat moderately costly. 64.21% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $33,500 per year, which is 19% below the national median.

Santa Fe, NM

www.sjc.edu

A-

Rating

66%

Acceptance

466

Students

#317

Ranking

$35,000

Tuition

New Mexico Military Institute is a very small public associates college located in Roswell, NM ranked 2nd in New Mexico. It has a total of 443 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 33.58% of applicants. New Mexico Military Institute offers 1 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,784 for students from New Mexico and $8,072 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico Military Institute is pretty cheap. 31.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $39,700 per year, which is 4% below the national median.

Roswell, NM

www.nmmi.edu

B

Rating

34%

Acceptance

443

Students

#446

Ranking

$8,072

Tuition

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque is a very small for-profit university located in Albuquerque, NM ranked 3rd in New Mexico. It has a total of 1,152 full-time undergraduate students. Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque offers 11 different majors. 77.39% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home approximately $28,800 per year, which is 31% below the national median.

Albuquerque, NM

pmi.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,152

Students

#827

Ranking

-

Tuition

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a small public university located in Socorro, NM ranked 4th in New Mexico. It has a total of 1,482 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 79.79% of applicants. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 13th, 17th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,826 for students from New Mexico and $22,194 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is reasonably expensive. 36.99% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $50,000 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Socorro, NM

www.nmt.edu

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

2,099

Students

#940

Ranking

$22,194

Tuition

Carrington College-Albuquerque is a very small for-profit university located in Albuquerque, NM ranked 5th in New Mexico. It has a total of 589 full-time undergraduate students. Carrington College-Albuquerque offers 6 different majors. 70.52% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $25,400 per year, which is 39% under the national median.

Albuquerque, NM

https://carrington.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

589

Students

#1352

Ranking

-

Tuition

New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a large public university located in Las Cruces, NM ranked 6th in New Mexico. It has a total of 12,885 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 5/9 of applicants. New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 192 different majors and is best known for its Genetics, Botany, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 19th, 21st, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,875 for in-state students and $21,864 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 31.6% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home near $34,600 per year, which is 17% under the national median.

Las Cruces, NM

www.nmsu.edu/

C

Rating

55%

Acceptance

16,143

Students

#1373

Ranking

$21,864

Tuition

University of the Southwest is a very small private institution located in Hobbs, NM ranked 7th in New Mexico. It has a total of 485 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly over 4/9 of applicants. University of the Southwest offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Elementary Education and Teaching, and Business Administration and Management programs, which are all ranked 1st in New Mexico. With an annual tuition of $16,000 per year, University of the Southwest is reasonably priced. 20.91% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $36,200 per year, which is 13% less than the national median.

Hobbs, NM

www.usw.edu

C

Rating

45%

Acceptance

1,159

Students

#1384

Ranking

$16,000

Tuition

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is a very small for-profit university located in Alamogordo, NM ranked 8th in New Mexico. It has a total of 1,297 full-time undergraduate students. Olympian Academy of Cosmetology offers 7 different majors. 50.81% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $17,100 per year, which is 59% below the national median.

Alamogordo, NM

www.olympusbeauty.com

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,297

Students

#1706

Ranking

-

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Albuquerque, NM ranked 9th in New Mexico. It has a total of 20,473 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 94.28% acceptance rate. University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 241 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Native American Studies, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 10th, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,299 for in-state students and $21,716 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 35.05% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $36,400 per year, which is 12% under the national median.

Albuquerque, NM

www.unm.edu

C

Rating

94%

Acceptance

28,080

Students

#1896

Ranking

$21,716

Tuition

Brookline College-Albuquerque is a very small for-profit university located in Albuquerque, NM ranked 10th in New Mexico. It has a total of 533 full-time undergraduate students. Brookline College-Albuquerque offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing and Criminal Justice programs, which are respectively ranked 1st and 2nd in New Mexico. 53.23% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $21,900 per year, which is 47% less than the national median.

Albuquerque, NM

www.brooklinecollege.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

533

Students

#1924

Ranking

-

Tuition

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is a small public associates college located in Alamogordo, NM ranked 11th in New Mexico. It has a total of 3,025 full-time undergraduate students. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo offers 37 different majors. With an annual tuition of $2,232 for students from New Mexico and $5,184 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is very inexpensive. 31.6% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $34,600 per year, which is 17% below the national median.

Alamogordo, NM

nmsua.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,025

Students

#2021

Ranking

$5,184

Tuition

New Mexico Highlands University is a small public college located in Las Vegas, NM ranked 12th in New Mexico. It has a total of 2,197 full-time undergraduate students. New Mexico Highlands University offers 71 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching and Health Teacher Education programs, which are respectively ranked 19th and 21st in the US. With an annual tuition of $4,440 for students from New Mexico and $8,712 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico Highlands University is pretty cheap. 30.76% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in roughly $36,300 per year, which is 13% less than the national median.

Las Vegas, NM

www.nmhu.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,673

Students

#2076

Ranking

$8,712

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is a small public associates college located in Gallup, NM ranked 13th in New Mexico. It has a total of 2,912 full-time undergraduate students. University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus offers 48 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,785 for students from New Mexico and $4,708 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is very low-priced. 35.05% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw near $36,400 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Gallup, NM

www.gallup.unm.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

2,912

Students

#2107

Ranking

$4,708

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus is a small public associates college located in Ranchos de Taos, NM ranked 14th in New Mexico. It has a total of 1,726 full-time undergraduate students. University of New Mexico-Taos Campus offers 32 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,872 for students from New Mexico and $4,722 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Taos Campus is very low-priced. 35.05% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $36,400 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Ranchos de Taos, NM

taos.unm.edu/index.html

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,726

Students

#2112

Ranking

$4,722

Tuition

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is a mid-sized public college located in Portales, NM ranked 15th in New Mexico. It has a total of 5,726 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 58.25% acceptance rate. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Audiology, Air Transportation, and Human Sciences programs (respectively ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd in New Mexico). With an annual tuition of $3,996 for students from New Mexico and $5,994 for those from out-of-state, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is very cheap. 24.52% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate approximately $29,500 per year, which is 29% below the national median.

Portales, NM

www.enmu.edu

C-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

7,520

Students

#2147

Ranking

$5,994

Tuition

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is a small public associates college located in Carlsbad, NM ranked 16th in New Mexico. It has a total of 3,144 full-time undergraduate students. New Mexico State University-Carlsbad offers 47 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,776 for students from New Mexico and $3,816 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is quite affordable. 31.6% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $34,600 per year, which is 17% under the national median.

Carlsbad, NM

carlsbad.nmsu.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,144

Students

#2155

Ranking

$3,816

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is a very small public associates college located in Los Alamos, NM ranked 17th in New Mexico. It has a total of 1,907 full-time undergraduate students. University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus offers 33 different majors. With an annual tuition of $2,027 for in-state students and $5,499 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is quite cheap. 35.05% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $36,400 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Los Alamos, NM

losalamos.unm.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,907

Students

#2380

Ranking

$5,499

Tuition

Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College is a very small public associates college located in Ruidoso, NM ranked 18th in New Mexico. It has a total of 883 full-time undergraduate students. Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College offers 38 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,608 for students from New Mexico and $2,400 for those from out-of-state, Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College is very affordable. 24.52% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $29,500 per year, which is 29% under the national median.

Ruidoso, NM

www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

883

Students

#2393

Ranking

$2,400

Tuition

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is a mid-sized public associates college located in Las Cruces, NM ranked 19th in New Mexico. It has a total of 10,521 full-time undergraduate students. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana offers 103 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,962 for in-state students and $5,466 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is quite affordable. 31.6% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $34,600 per year, which is 17% below the national median.

Las Cruces, NM

dacc.nmsu.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

10,521

Students

#2426

Ranking

$5,466

Tuition

Western New Mexico University is a small public college located in Silver City, NM ranked 20th in New Mexico. It has a total of 2,865 full-time undergraduate students. Western New Mexico University offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching program, which is ranked 30th in the US. With an annual tuition of $4,167 for students from New Mexico and $11,400 for those from out-of-state, Western New Mexico University is pretty inexpensive. 25.88% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn approximately $30,900 per year, which is 26% under the national median.

Silver City, NM

www.wnmu.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,138

Students

#2443

Ranking

$11,400

Tuition

San Juan College

#2471 NEW MEXICO

San Juan College is a mid-sized public associates college located in Farmington, NM ranked 21st in New Mexico. It has a total of 9,717 full-time undergraduate students. San Juan College offers 122 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,176 for in-state students and $3,720 for those from out-of-state, San Juan College is quite cheap. 17.07% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $30,700 per year, which is 26% below the national median.

Farmington, NM

www.sanjuancollege.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

9,717

Students

#2471

Ranking

$3,720

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus is a small public associates college located in Los Lunas, NM ranked 22nd in New Mexico. It has a total of 3,609 full-time undergraduate students. University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus offers 45 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,842 for students from New Mexico and $5,100 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus is very affordable. 35.05% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $36,400 per year, which is 12% under the national median.

Los Lunas, NM

valencia.unm.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,609

Students

#2516

Ranking

$5,100

Tuition

Clovis Community College

#2536 NEW MEXICO

Clovis Community College is a small public associates college located in Clovis, NM ranked 23rd in New Mexico. It has a total of 4,928 full-time undergraduate students. Clovis Community College offers 74 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,296 for in-state students and $2,664 for those from out-of-state, Clovis Community College is very affordable. 25.84% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $25,800 per year, which is 38% below the national median.

Clovis, NM

www.clovis.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,928

Students

#2536

Ranking

$2,664

Tuition

Santa Fe Community College is a small public associates college located in Santa Fe, NM ranked 24th in New Mexico. It has a total of 6,466 full-time undergraduate students. Santa Fe Community College offers 145 different majors. With an annual tuition of $1,800 for in-state students and $4,290 for those from out-of-state, Santa Fe Community College is very inexpensive. 18.85% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw around $31,400 per year, which is 24% less than the national median.

Santa Fe, NM

https://www.sfcc.edu

D

Rating

100%

Acceptance

6,466

Students

#2556

Ranking

$4,290

Tuition

Navajo Technical University is a small tribal public college located in Crownpoint, NM ranked 25th in New Mexico. It has a total of 2,360 full-time undergraduate students. Navajo Technical University offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Teacher Education and Professional Development, and Education programs (respectively ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd in New Mexico). With an annual tuition of $3,420 per year, Navajo Technical University is very inexpensive. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate roughly $16,100 per year, which is 61% under the national median.

Crownpoint, NM

www.navajotech.edu

D

Rating

100%

Acceptance

2,369

Students

#2590

Ranking

$3,420

Tuition