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39 Colleges
8,015 Yearly Graduations
$13,771 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$20,634 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, New Mexico is ranked #35 in the country with 8,015 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Mexico is $3,443 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $7,533 a year.

About 38% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,158 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
2,462 Yearly Degrees
$1,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,553 students at CNM in total, 6,345 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at CNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#2

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,016 Yearly Degrees
$1,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,679 students at SJC in total, 2,374 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

7% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SJC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
508 Yearly Degrees
$2,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 972 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 2,427 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

5% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,235 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#4

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
466 Yearly Degrees

There are 565 full-time undergraduates at PMI Albuquerque, and 565 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

71% of PMI Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,674 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Albuquerque is $26,700.

#5

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
426 Yearly Degrees
$1,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 3,107, which includes 772 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

11% of Clovis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,183 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clovis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
411 Yearly Degrees
$2,115 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Santa Fe Community College is 4,207, which includes 1,050 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of SFCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
383 Yearly Degrees

There are 742 students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology in total, 742 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,200 during the early-career years.

#8

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$2,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,417 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Dona Ana, and 7,876 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $1,180 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Dona Ana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees
$2,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,068 students at Mesalands Community College in total, 223 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

7% of Mesalands Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,225 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$1,932 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 883 full-time undergraduates at UNM Gallup, and 2,190 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,759 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Carrington College, Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees

There are 351 students at Carrington College, Albuquerque in total, 309 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 15% are men and 85% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,860 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carrington College, Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$6,318 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,868 undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, of which 1,238 are full-time, and there are 3,037 students altogether. It takes the average New Mexico Highlands University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

23% of New Mexico Highlands University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,158 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$1,878 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 562 full-time undergraduates at UNM Valencia, and 2,041 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at UNM Valencia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,023 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM Valencia is $28,100.

#14

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$7,875 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,621 undergraduates at UNM, of which 13,624 are full-time, and there are 24,319 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,921 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#15

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$7,087 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,687 undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, of which 9,712 are full-time, and there are 14,289 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

32% of NMSU Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,734 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Aveda Institute - New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees

There are 90 students at Aveda Institute - New Mexico in total, 90 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Aveda Institute - New Mexico take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,029 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees

There are 137 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque, and 150 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,906 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Public Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$6,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,700 undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, of which 2,488 are full-time, and there are 6,005 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ENMU - Main Campus is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,223 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ENMU - Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute is 124, which includes 124 full-time undergraduates. UTMI has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

86% of UTMI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,100 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,900 during the early-career years.

#20

Brookline College - Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Brookline College - Albuquerque is 312, which includes 296 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Brookline College - Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,300 during the early-career years.

#20

Glitz School of Cosmetology

Las-Cruces, New Mexico
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Glitz School of Cosmetology is 87, which includes 60 full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,002 a year.

#22

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$4,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,600 students at Navajo Tech in total, 1,595 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 863 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Navajo Tech is $13,500.

#23

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$6,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,248 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 2,245 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,189 are full-time. It takes the average Western New Mexico University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

51% of Western New Mexico University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,552 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#24

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$1,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 2,247, which includes 629 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

8% of New Mexico Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,713 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$2,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 871 students at UNM Los Alamos in total, 174 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,446 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNM Los Alamos with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other New Mexico Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Luna Community College 49
27 University of New Mexico - Taos Campus 39
28 Vogue College of Cosmetology-Santa Fe 35
29 New Mexico State University - Carlsbad 33
30 Northern New Mexico College 30
31 Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus 28
32 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 25
33 The Avenue Academy, A Cosmetology Institute 23
33 New Mexico State University - Grants 23
35 New Mexico State University - Alamogordo 18
36 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho 14
37 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 2
38 University of Phoenix - New Mexico 0
38 University of the Southwest 0

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