New Mexico Colleges List

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

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Eastern New Mexico University1500 S Avenue K, Portales, NM 88130Public4406$4,558$10,06963%1927
Institute of American Indian Arts83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508Public415$3,800$3,8001962
Navajo Technical UniversityLowerpoint Road State Hwy 371, Crownpoint, NM 87313Private17771979
New Mexico Highlands University1005 Diamond St, Las Vegas, NM 87701Public2396$4,500$7,104100%1893
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801Public1604$6,256$18,18432%1889
New Mexico State University1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003Public13582$6,573$20,65885%1888
Northern New Mexico College921 N Paseo De Onate, Espa–ola, NM 87532Public$4,060$11,5231909
Saint John's College-Santa Fe1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505Private344$47,626$47,62693%1964
Santa Fe University of Art & Design1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505Private826$30,136$30,1361859
Southwestern College100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-2499Private1358$24,835$24,83590%1885
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM 87131Public21138$6,846$20,68857%1889
University of the Southwest6610 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240Private$14,280$14,28054%
Western New Mexico University1000 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88062Public3700$4,723$12,7631893

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.

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