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38 Colleges
6,147 Yearly Graduations
$13,064 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,394 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Mexico ranked #37 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 6,147 students received some type of diploma that year. New Mexico colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $3,266 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $7,654 per year.

About 37% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,348 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,532 Yearly Degrees
$1,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,260 full-time undergraduates at CNM, and 21,398 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CNM is $28,172.

#2

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
636 Yearly Degrees
$1,618 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,599 full-time undergraduates at SJC, and 5,240 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,052 during the early-career years.

#3

Clovis Community College

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

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 2,321, which includes 689 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Clovis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,288 a year. Clovis Community College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clovis Community College is $25,969.

#4

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

There are 606 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 606 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,568 during the early-career years.

#5

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

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

There are 7,028 students at NMSU Dona Ana in total, 3,186 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

17% of NMSU Dona Ana students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,731 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Dona Ana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

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

There are 716 students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology in total, 716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,329 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is $19,605.

#7

Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$2,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 119 full-time undergraduates at Mesalands Community College, and 709 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Mesalands Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,241 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,093 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus is 1,698, which includes 724 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,685 a year. ENMU - Roswell Campus has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ENMU - Roswell Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,278 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$2,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,459 students at SFCC in total, 759 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at SFCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,250 a year. SFCC has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SFCC is $29,650.

#10

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

There are 440 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Albuquerque, and 440 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

74% of Carrington College, Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,974 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,410 during the early-career years.

#11

Glitz School of Cosmetology

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

The total student population at Glitz School of Cosmetology is 207, which includes 144 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at Glitz School of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,058 a year.

#12

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$7,906 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 22,311, of which 16,209 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNM, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,455 a year. UNM has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,716 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus is 2,174, which includes 629 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at UNM Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,609 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNM Gallup is $32,716.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees

There are 136 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque, and 139 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,287 a year. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,178 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$6,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is 5,266, of which 3,927 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,222 are full-time. It takes the average ENMU - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,149 a year. ENMU - Main Campus has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ENMU - Main Campus is $29,278.

#16

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$6,557 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,896 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 1,874 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,039 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

42% of Western New Mexico University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,319 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,635 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$6,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,777 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,699 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,134 are full-time. It takes the average New Mexico Highlands University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,051 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,146 during the early-career years.

#18

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$7,301 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,227 students at NMSU Main Campus in total, 11,575 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,466 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NMSU Main Campus is 4.7 years.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 60% are women.

40% of NMSU Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,795 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,814 during the early-career years.

#19

Aveda Institute - New Mexico

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

There are 80 students at Aveda Institute - New Mexico in total, 80 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

65% of Aveda Institute - New Mexico students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,082 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - New Mexico is $23,249.

#20

Brookline College - Albuquerque

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

The total student population at Brookline College - Albuquerque is 608, which includes 598 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

61% of Brookline College - Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,796 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees

There are 78 full-time undergraduates at The Avenue Academy, and 78 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,054 a year.

#22

New Mexico State University - Alamogordo

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$2,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 941 students at NMSU Alamogordo in total, 235 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,726 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Alamogordo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$1,442 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 253 full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College, and 720 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,227 during the early-career years.

#24

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West

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

There are 75 students at Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West in total, 75 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,602 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West is $24,505.

#25

New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
48 Yearly Degrees
$1,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,203 students at NMSU Carlsbad in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,883 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,814 during the early-career years.

Other New Mexico Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Vogue College of Cosmetology-Santa Fe 43
27 New Mexico Junior College 41
28 Navajo Technical University 40
29 University of New Mexico - Taos Campus 38
30 Northern New Mexico College 27
31 New Mexico State University - Grants 26
32 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 17
33 University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus 11
34 Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus 10
34 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho 10
36 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 4
37 University of the Southwest 2
38 University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus 1

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