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Colleges in New Mexico

There are 31 colleges in New Mexico, 28 public and 3 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. New Mexico has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of New Mexico is the largest institution in the state. Its flagship campus is located in Albuquerque, with other branches in Gallup, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Taos, and Valencia County. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is highly-regarded as is the University of New Mexico School of Law.


New Mexico State University is deeply-rooted in the tradition of the southwest, and it also classified by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution. Founded in agriculture, New Mexico State University's flagship campus is located in Las Cruces with other campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana County, and Grants.


Eastern New Mexico University is in the small town of Portales. Alyssa from Burnham loves the close-knit feel despite her initial doubts: "You might be thinking that you are more the big city type and would benefit more from an institution in an urban setting (I know I was). But between what I learn in class and out of it, I am confident that I would not be receiving a better education anywhere."


Other New Mexico colleges include New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas (NM), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, Western New Mexico University in Silver City, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in New Mexico, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in New Mexico

School Scholarships Available
Central New Mexico Community College No scholarships
Clovis Community College No scholarships
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus 180 scholarships
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus No scholarships
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus No scholarships
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture 23 scholarships
Luna Community College No scholarships
Mesalands Community College No scholarships
Navajo Technical College No scholarships
New Mexico Highlands University 51 scholarships
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 15 scholarships
New Mexico Junior College No scholarships
New Mexico Military Institute No scholarships
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo No scholarships
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad No scholarships
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana No scholarships
New Mexico State University-Grants No scholarships
New Mexico State University-Main Campus 122 scholarships
Northern New Mexico College 2 scholarships
San Juan College No scholarships
Santa Fe Community College No scholarships
Southwestern College No scholarships
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute No scholarships
St John's College - New Mexico 4 scholarships
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus No scholarships
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus No scholarships
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 43 scholarships
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus No scholarships
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus No scholarships
University of the Southwest 2 scholarships
Western New Mexico University 7 scholarships