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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM

University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 298 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 6,155 students graduated with students earning 4,242 Bachelor's degrees, 1,271 Master's degrees, 579 Doctoral degrees, 63 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
2 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers 54 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 366 students graduated with students earning 248 Bachelor's degrees, 101 Master's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, 2 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 195 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 3,652 students graduated with students earning 2,637 Bachelor's degrees, 803 Master's degrees, 131 Doctoral degrees, 60 Certificates degrees, and 21 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 87 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,118 students graduated with students earning 765 Bachelor's degrees, 244 Master's degrees, 104 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM

Western New Mexico University offers 153 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 662 students graduated with students earning 247 Bachelor's degrees, 181 Master's degrees, 157 Associate's degrees, and 77 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM

New Mexico Highlands University offers 83 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 934 students graduated with students earning 500 Bachelor's degrees, 430 Master's degrees, 3 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 St. John's College Santa Fe, NM

St. John's College offers 4 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 140 students graduated with students earning 84 Bachelor's degrees, and 56 Master's degrees.

8 Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 41 students graduated with students earning 41 Bachelor's degrees.

9 ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM

ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 177 students graduated with students earning 136 Associate's degrees, and 41 Bachelor's degrees.

10 Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers 27 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 126 students graduated with students earning 121 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Certificates degrees.

Best Community Colleges in New Mexico

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM

New Mexico Military Institute offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 112 students graduated with students earning 112 Associate's degrees.

2 San Juan College Farmington, NM

San Juan College offers 130 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,968 students graduated with students earning 1,214 Certificates degrees, and 754 Associate's degrees.

3 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana offers 115 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,676 students graduated with students earning 1,115 Associate's degrees, and 561 Certificates degrees.

4 New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM

New Mexico Junior College offers 49 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 419 students graduated with students earning 284 Associate's degrees, and 135 Certificates degrees.

5 Clovis Community College Clovis, NM

Clovis Community College offers 76 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 996 students graduated with students earning 597 Certificates degrees, and 399 Associate's degrees.

6 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus offers 131 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 980 students graduated with students earning 672 Certificates degrees, and 308 Associate's degrees.

7 University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Los Lunas, NM

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus offers 47 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 352 students graduated with students earning 192 Associate's degrees, and 160 Certificates degrees.

8 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Community College offers 168 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,104 students graduated with students earning 628 Certificates degrees, and 476 Associate's degrees.

9 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM

Central New Mexico Community College offers 188 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 9,661 students graduated with students earning 5,359 Associate's degrees, and 4,302 Certificates degrees.

10 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque offers 17 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 712 students graduated with students earning 489 Certificates degrees, and 223 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of New Mexico-Main Campus University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
2/5
15 : 1 27,285
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM
2/5
15 : 1 2,150
New Mexico State University-Main Campus New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
2/5
21 : 1 15,490
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM
2/5
31 : 1 5,725
New Mexico Military Institute New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM
2/5
6 : 1 428
San Juan College San Juan College Farmington, NM
1/5
29 : 1 7,254
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
1/5
32 : 1 8,252
Western New Mexico University Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM
2/5
22 : 1 3,354
New Mexico Junior College New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM
1/5
33 : 1 2,923
New Mexico Highlands University New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM
2/5
20 : 1 3,499
Clovis Community College Clovis Community College Clovis, NM
1/5
35 : 1 3,133
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
1/5
22 : 1 2,679
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Los Lunas, NM
1/5
47 : 1 2,246
Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
1/5
26 : 1 4,880
Central New Mexico Community College Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
1/5
43 : 1 25,760
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM 27 : 1 913
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup, NM
2/5
29 : 1 2,454
St. John's College St. John's College Santa Fe, NM
5/5
8 : 1 390
University Logo Olympian Academy of Cosmetology Alamogordo, NM 27 : 1 1,068
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
4/5
7 : 1 112
Mesalands Community College Mesalands Community College Tucumcari, NM
1/5
47 : 1 796
ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
4/5
18 : 1 386
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos, NM
1/5
42 : 1 1,726
Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe, NM
5/5
14 : 1 919
Brookline College-Albuquerque Brookline College-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM 39 : 1 272

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