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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 live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $3,490 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $7,654 a 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

The total student population at Central New Mexico Community College is 21,398, which includes 5,260 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SJC is $23,400.

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

There are 724 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 1,698 students altogether. 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%.

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

#4

Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

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

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque is 606, which includes 606 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at PMI Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 2,321 students at Clovis Community College in total, 689 are 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#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.

Roughly 1% of students at SFCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

The total student population at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is 716, which includes 716 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is $16,200.

#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.

17% of NMSU Dona Ana students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$2,136 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.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mesalands Community College is $18,900.

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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#11

Carrington College, Albuquerque

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carrington College, Albuquerque is $25,200.

#12

New Mexico Highlands University

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

The total student population at New Mexico Highlands University is 2,777, of which 1,699 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,134 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

29% of New Mexico Highlands University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,051 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to 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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus is 1,435, which includes 330 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at UNM Valencia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

60% of UNM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,227, of which 11,575 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,466 are full-time. For undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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 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.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

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. 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 3,927 undergraduates at ENMU - Main Campus, of which 2,222 are full-time, and there are 5,266 students altogether. 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.

33% of ENMU - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,149 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 - Main Campus is $25,100.

#19

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute

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

UTMI has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

There are 608 students at Brookline College - Albuquerque in total, 598 are full-time undergraduates. Brookline College - Albuquerque has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

61% of Brookline College - Albuquerque students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brookline College - Albuquerque is $18,300.

#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 207, which includes 144 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

The total student population at Navajo Technical University is 1,350, of which 1,337 students are undergraduates and of those, 537 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 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
$6,574 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western New Mexico University is 2,896, of which 1,874 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,039 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University is 4.6 years.

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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% 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
$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.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$2,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 929 students at UNM Los Alamos in total, 148 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

1% of UNM Los Alamos students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

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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