The best college in New Mexico according to the University Review Rankings is the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) which ranks in the 365 to 390 range. It is considered the 423rd best college in the states by Forbes and the 189th best by the USnews. The New Mexico State University at Las Cruces is also rated by Forbes, as the 442nd best in the country.
List of New Mexico Colleges
|Name||Address||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Eastern New Mexico University||1500 S Avenue K, Portales, NM 88130||Public||4406||$4,558||$10,069||63%||1927|
|Institute of American Indian Arts||83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508||Public||415||$3,800||$3,800||1962|
|Navajo Technical University||Lowerpoint Road State Hwy 371, Crownpoint, NM 87313||Private||1777||1979|
|New Mexico Highlands University||1005 Diamond St, Las Vegas, NM 87701||Public||2396||$4,500||$7,104||100%||1893|
|New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology||801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801||Public||1604||$6,256||$18,184||32%||1889|
|New Mexico State University||1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003||Public||13582||$6,573||$20,658||85%||1888|
|Northern New Mexico College||921 N Paseo De Onate, Espaola, NM 87532||Public||$4,060||$11,523||1909|
|Saint John's College-Santa Fe||1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505||Private||344||$47,626||$47,626||93%||1964|
|Santa Fe University of Art & Design||1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505||Private||826||$30,136||$30,136||1859|
|Southwestern College||100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-2499||Private||1358||$24,835||$24,835||90%||1885|
|University of New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM 87131||Public||21138||$6,846||$20,688||57%||1889|
|University of the Southwest||6610 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240||Private||$14,280||$14,280||54%|
|Western New Mexico University||1000 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88062||Public||3700||$4,723||$12,763||1893|
Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the the University of New Mexico (21,138 students)and the The New Mexico State University (13,582 students). While the smallest establishments include the Institute of American Indian Arts (415 students) and the Santa Fe University of Art & Design (826 students).
Cost-wise, of the main public higher education establishments the lowest tuition fees are offered by the Institute of American Indian Arts (In-state tuition: $3,800; Out of state fees: $3,800), and Northern New Mexico College (In-state: $4,060; Out of state: $11,523).
Whereas, the highest priced public establishment in the list of New Mexico colleges is the University of New Mexico ($6,846 In-state tuition fees and $20,688 Out of state fees).
Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are the University of the Southwest ($14,280) and Southwestern College ($24,835), whilst the most expensive universities in the state are the Santa Fe University of Art & Design ($30,136) and Saint John’s College-Santa Fe ($47,626).
The most selective colleges is the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (32% acceptance rate). The oldest college in New Mexico is the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, established in 1859.