Best colleges in New Mexico

Become Enchanted with the Southwest

New Mexico needs more STEMs

It may not be Disney World, but it is self-described as the "Land of Enchantment." New Mexico has a strong Native American population and offers one of the few tribal colleges in existence, along with 28 other post-secondary institutions. The most popular majors in New Mexico are business management, education, psychology, biology, and social sciences, making for a diverse student population of many ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. New Mexico is known for its "effective practices for increasing the number of Latino diploma recipients," especially in the STEM fields. Its schools have also ranked tier one nationally for many years by US News. New Mexico graduates go on to work at great companies based in New Mexico like Gigablast, Info Mesa, and Flow Science, Inc.

New Mexico is a beautiful melting pot of culture with Native American, Mexican and other nationalities intermingled to produce a wide variety of cultural sites and art galleries. It's also a great place to unwind. Notorious for its amazing dive bars, you can quench your thirst in a few different hot spots. Check out the Albuquerque Press Club or the Alley Cantina in Taos for starters. The Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid is also quite a find, having opened in 1895 and now hosting not only a full bar but also carrying a history of film and music festivals they hope to restart in the near future. Whatever you do to relax, New Mexico offers up the perfect combination of down time mixed with fantastic educational opportunities.

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Best Four Year Universities in New Mexico

St. John's College
Santa Fe, NM

St. John's College offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 109 students graduated with students earning 70 Bachelor's degrees, and 39 Master's degrees.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 232 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 3,227 students graduated with students earning 2,324 Bachelor's degrees, 684 Master's degrees, 134 Doctoral degrees, 75 Certificates, and 10 Associate's degrees.

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 398 students graduated with students earning 272 Bachelor's degrees, 112 Master's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, 4 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 250 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5,698 students graduated with students earning 3,872 Bachelor's degrees, 1,185 Master's degrees, 537 Doctoral degrees, and 104 Certificates.

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 104 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,311 students graduated with students earning 685 Bachelor's degrees, 343 Master's degrees, 278 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Brookline College-Albuquerque offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 116 students graduated with students earning 75 Certificates, 33 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Associate's degrees.

University of the Southwest offers 82 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 295 students graduated with students earning 190 Master's degrees, 104 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Navajo Technical University offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 202 students graduated with students earning 109 Certificates, 64 Associate's degrees, and 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Northern New Mexico College offers 73 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 200 students graduated with students earning 105 Associate's degrees, 73 Bachelor's degrees, and 22 Certificates.

Western New Mexico University offers 126 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 709 students graduated with students earning 247 Bachelor's degrees, 229 Master's degrees, 128 Certificates, and 105 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in New Mexico

New Mexico Military Institute offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 121 students graduated with students earning 121 Associate's degrees.

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 467 students graduated with students earning 357 Certificates, and 110 Associate's degrees.

Carrington College-Albuquerque offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 188 students graduated with students earning 127 Certificates, and 61 Associate's degrees.

Clovis Community College offers 98 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 659 students graduated with students earning 414 Certificates, and 245 Associate's degrees.

Mesalands Community College offers 42 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 352 students graduated with students earning 299 Certificates, and 53 Associate's degrees.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute offers 20 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 73 students graduated with students earning 59 Associate's degrees, and 14 Certificates.

New Mexico Junior College offers 54 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 485 students graduated with students earning 397 Associate's degrees, and 88 Certificates.

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus offers 48 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 369 students graduated with students earning 234 Associate's degrees, and 135 Certificates.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus offers 81 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 680 students graduated with students earning 500 Certificates, and 180 Associate's degrees.

Central New Mexico Community College offers 229 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 8,276 students graduated with students earning 4,451 Certificates, and 3,825 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in New Mexico

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
St. John's College Logo St. John's College Santa Fe, NM
5/5
10 : 1 363
New Mexico State University-Main Campus Logo New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
2/5
23 : 1 14,296
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Logo New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM
3/5
14 : 1 1,835
New Mexico Military Institute Logo New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM
2/5
6 : 1 487
University of New Mexico-Main Campus Logo University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
2/5
24 : 1 22,729
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Logo Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM
2/5
35 : 1 5,685
Brookline College-Albuquerque Logo Brookline College-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM   75 : 1 452
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Logo Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM   19 : 1 708
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Logo Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM     78
University of the Southwest Logo University of the Southwest Hobbs, NM
4/5
32 : 1 875
Carrington College-Albuquerque Logo Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM   30 : 1 424
Aveda Institute-New Mexico Logo Aveda Institute-New Mexico Albuquerque, NM     71
Glitz School of Cosmetology Logo Glitz School of Cosmetology Las Cruces, NM     156
Clovis Community College Logo Clovis Community College Clovis, NM
1/5
52 : 1 2,902
Navajo Technical University Logo Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM
2/5
22 : 1 1,849
Northern New Mexico College Logo Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
2/5
24 : 1 1,119
Western New Mexico University Logo Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM
2/5
35 : 1 3,193
Mesalands Community College Logo Mesalands Community College Tucumcari, NM
2/5
58 : 1 877
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development Logo Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development Santa Fe, NM
2/5
23 : 1 605
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Logo Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque, NM
1/5
22 : 1 443

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