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39 Colleges
8,015 Yearly Graduations
$13,961 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,364 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 8,015 students received a trade school degree from a college in New Mexico, making it rank #35 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $3,490 per year to get their degree at a college in New Mexico, while out of state students will pay an average of $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 $5,341 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 5,260 full-time undergraduates at CNM, and 21,398 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at CNM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CNM is $24,400.

#2

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
1,016 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.

5% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
508 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. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ENMU - Roswell Campus is $25,100.

#4

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

There are 606 full-time undergraduates at PMI Albuquerque, and 606 students altogether. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#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 2,321, which includes 689 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,288 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clovis Community College is $21,900.

#6

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
411 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.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SFCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

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

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

Roughly 81% of students at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,329 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% 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 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.

Roughly 17% of students at NMSU Dona Ana take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,731 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMSU Dona Ana is $24,800.

#9

Mesalands Community College

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

The total student population at Mesalands Community College is 709, which includes 119 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,241 a year.

Students who graduate from Mesalands Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 629 full-time undergraduates at UNM Gallup, and 2,174 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,609 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 $28,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

The total student population at Carrington College, Albuquerque is 440, which includes 440 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Carrington College, Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,974 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#12

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$6,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,699 undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, of which 1,134 are full-time, and there are 2,777 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Mexico Highlands University is 4.6 years.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,051 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,435 students at UNM Valencia in total, 330 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

5% of UNM Valencia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,253 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 $28,100 during the early-career years.

#14

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$8,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,311 students at UNM in total, 16,209 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,124 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNM is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,455 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%.

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

#15

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
99 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#16

Aveda Institute - New Mexico

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

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

Roughly 65% of students at Aveda Institute - New Mexico take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque is 139, which includes 136 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $8,287 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 5,266 students at ENMU - Main Campus in total, 3,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,222 are full-time. For undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 33% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,149 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% 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.

#19

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute

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

The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UTMI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 608, which includes 598 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% 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

There are 207 students at Glitz School of Cosmetology in total, 144 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,058 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 1,350 students at Navajo Tech in total, 1,337 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 537 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$6,574 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,874 undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, of which 1,039 are full-time, and there are 2,896 students altogether. For undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,319 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
Public Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$2,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 735 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Junior College, and 1,406 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of New Mexico Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% 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
$2,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus is 929, which includes 148 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,475 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%.

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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