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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

New Mexico ranked #35 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 8,015 students received some type of diploma that year. 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 6,119 full-time undergraduates at CNM, and 23,096 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 2,376 full-time undergraduates at SJC, and 6,741 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at SJC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 951 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 2,256 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. The student loan default rate of 10.8% 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

There are 708 students at PMI Albuquerque in total, 708 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at PMI Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,674 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from PMI Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 2,902, which includes 754 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%.

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
$2,115 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 979 full-time undergraduates at SFCC, and 4,110 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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 745 full-time undergraduates at Olympian Academy of Cosmetology, and 745 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is 8,054, which includes 3,365 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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

#9

Mesalands Community College

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

There are 170 full-time undergraduates at Mesalands Community College, and 877 students altogether. 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.

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

The total student population at University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus is 2,487, which includes 885 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at UNM Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 424 students at Carrington College, Albuquerque in total, 424 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Carrington College, Albuquerque take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$6,318 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,750 undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, of which 1,183 are full-time, and there are 2,787 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Mexico Highlands University is 4.7 years.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 2,196 students at UNM Valencia in total, 460 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,023 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.

#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 22,729 students at UNM in total, 17,330 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,705 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNM is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

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

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

#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 14,296 students at NMSU Main Campus in total, 11,675 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,740 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NMSU Main Campus is 4.8 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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 71 students at Aveda Institute - New Mexico in total, 71 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

67% of Aveda Institute - New Mexico students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque is 162, which includes 146 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is 5,685, of which 4,465 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,400 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 43% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,223 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close 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

There are 65 full-time undergraduates at UTMI, and 65 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at UTMI is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

86% of UTMI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTMI is $16,900.

#20

Brookline College - Albuquerque

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

There are 452 students at Brookline College - Albuquerque in total, 312 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 156, which includes 78 full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 1,831 undergraduates at Navajo Tech, of which 825 are full-time, and there are 1,849 students altogether. 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 3,193 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 2,214 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,102 are full-time. For undergraduates at Western New Mexico University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 51% of students at Western New Mexico University take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$1,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 2,327, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at New Mexico Junior College take out loans to pay for college. 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 912 students at UNM Los Alamos in total, 156 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

6% of UNM Los Alamos students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,446 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

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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