Colleges in New Mexico

Colleges in New Mexico

New Mexico, also known as the “Land of Enchantment” is located in the Southwestern region of the US, where summers can exceed 100 degrees F and winter nights routinely dip below zero. There are 18 colleges in New Mexico, four of which are graduate schools, and one is tribal. The rest are either private or public 4-year institutions. The oldest is the New Mexico State College, while the most selective is the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Federal government spending, oil and gas production, as well as tourism are driving the New Mexico economy. Attractions include the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Albuquergue International Balloon Fiesta, Taos Pueblo, and International UFO Museum and Research Center.
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University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Located near old Route 66 in Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship public university. UNM is home to 12 colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 94 academic programs and its Health Sciences Center is New Mexico’s largest...

“…UNM is a great school, with a very tight community. The teachers are great. The on campus living is an amazing experience.” – Ailbhe from Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a 4-year public school with a main campus in south central New Mexico. A designated Hispanic-serving research institution, New Mexico State encompasses six academic colleges conferring undergraduate...

“…New Mexico State is large enough to have something for everyone, but small enough for a sense of community. And, it's beautiful!” – Darian from Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico Highlands University is a public, 4-year institution established in Las Vegas, New Mexico, with a number of satellite centers in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Farmington. New Mexico Highlands offers over 60 graduate and...

“…I love the atmosphere here at Highlands. Yes, it is a small school and a small town, but that is how I like it. I would rather be able to have my professors actually know who I am, rather than just have me as a number in their system. ” – Stephanie from Albuquerque, NM

San Juan College is a 2-year community college with four campuses in northwest New Mexico. SJC houses six academic departments conferring degrees and certificates and its Native Studies program includes courses on Native American history, art, and...

“…For a community college it is a very inviting and friendly place to go for fresh out of high school students. The professors are all very friendly and work well with the students in helping them succeed in their classes. The campus isn't too large or...” – Richard from Aztec, NM

Clovis Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern New Mexico. CCC offers over 70 degrees and certificates in three academic divisions, and they also partner with Eastern New Mexico University for a number of classes. The campus...

“…Great teachers that are fun to be around. Friendly students you will make friends around here. Also always VERY clean.” – Justin from Clovis, NM

Southwestern College is a graduate school in Santa Fe with a focus on human consciousness and holistic therapy. Southwestern offers three master’s degree programs in Counseling, Art Therapy/Counseling, and Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals. To...

Santa Fe Community College is a 2-year institution serving New Mexico’s capital city and most of Santa Fe County. SFCC is home to six academic schools and three departments offering over 100 degree and certificate programs in subjects from Biofuels...

“…This is a warm and caring community college with staff in offices who are invested in helping students. No matter what the circumstances a student is dealing with, someone has a suggestion or help. The instructors are caring and interested in you,...” – Mark from Santa Fe, NM

Western New Mexico University

Established in 1893, Western New Mexico University is a public institution based in Silver City, NM, a short drive from Tucson, Albuquerque, and El Paso. WNMU is an Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as a member of the American Association of...

“…you have a lot of one on one time with professors.it's a small school and everybody knows who you are.it's a open school so you don't have to take the act or sat and your gpa doesn't matter.” – Jessica from Deming, NM

St. John's College (NM)

St. John’s College is a liberal arts college in Santa Fe with a campus along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. St. John’s curriculum is founded on the Great Books Program and all undergraduate students graduate with a liberal arts degree. The reading...

“…A place to expand ones mind. To question every facet of our existence. To read, write, think, engage oneself and each other, asking the Big Questions. ” – Prospective High School Student

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College is the largest 2-year community college in the state and a designated Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), as well as maintains cultural teams, such as the Native American Task Force, to promote inclusivity. CNM...

“…It is a great school. The teachers are very motivating and helpful. The classes are not to big and it is NOT expensive at all!!! Over all a wonderful place to learn.” – Amanda from Edgewood, NM

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a doctoral-level university that focuses on STEM disciplines, including information technology, computer science, physics and civil engineering. The campus is situated in the Rio Grande Valley,...

“…The learning environment is excellent. There is help whenever you need it. Everyone is very sociable.” – Levi

New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute is one of four junior military colleges in the nation. The campus is based in Roswell, NM, and is a designated area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school acts as a college preparatory high school...

The University of the Southwest is a 4-year Christian university in southeast New Mexico. Southwest is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education that offer 28 bachelor’s degree programs, including in Christian Studies. Student...

“…I would give the University of the Southwest a 8 I love everything about the school. They has small class size so the teacher has time to help and work one on one if you need it. Everyone is really nice and willing to help. There are many different...” – Sarah from Hobbs, NM

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Emmanuel College Georgia is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in the city of Franklin Springs. EC is Christ-centered, and based in Evangelical, Pentecostal faith. For full-time students, attendance of a weekly chapel and a weekly...

“…I rate Eastern New Mexico University a 7, because the classes are the perfect size. There is a ton of friendly people to help with any needs. The administration helps in anyway possible. Great School! ” – Mariah from Portales, NM

New Mexico Junior College is a 2-year public community college in southeastern New Mexico. NMJC offers associate degrees in arts and science through 12 programs of study. There are four air conditioned residence halls within walking distance of...

“…Very nice school, with very very cheap tuition. All the instructors know what they are talking about and very kind. I would recommend this school to any general studies students. ” – Krysstal from Hobbs, NM

Northern New Mexico College is a public institution primarily serving the rural communities surrounding its campus, including eight area Native American tribes. Incorporating New Mexican culture into its academic curricula, Northern is home to five...

“…Northern New Mexico College is a great school. There is plenty of one on one time with instructors when needed, and the classes are small with very intelligent and ambitious students. For other colleges that i have gone to, I give Northern five out...” – Fermin from Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico State University Carlsbad is a 2-year community college in southeast New Mexico and part of the NMSU system. NMSU Carlsbad offers degrees and certificates in 40 academic programs and five programs are available entirely online. With a...

Doña Ana Community College is a 2-year institution in southern New Mexico and part of the New Mexico State University system. DACC offers associate degrees in 39 academic programs and certificates in 14 areas of study. The college’s Aerospace...

“…New Mexico State is one of the most involved universities, I have ever seen. They involve their students in a variety of activities around campus. They promote diversity around the campus and classroom.” – Alejandra from Las Cruces, NM

As the first institution of higher education established on Navajo Nation, Navajo Technical University is a tribal college in northwest New Mexico. In order to provide students an educational foundation in tribal traditions and history, NTU’s School...

“…as for me i rate Navajo technical college at a 7, why because the school is ok from where i see it. whats pretty cool about it is that they let you have a place to stay at and its at the dorms..” – Ruedell from Chinle, AZ

With a main campus nestled along the edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, Luna Community College is a 2-year institution and the only community college in northeast New Mexico. Luna is home to seven academic departments offering more than 35...

Founded in 1962 using a grant from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Institute of American Indian Arts is a tribal college focusing on Native American artwork. Alongside bachelor degrees in creative programs like Studio Arts and Creative Writing, the...

“…A great school to hone your skills as an artist. Perfect for all types of artist and visionaries wanting to develop and take there art to the next level. A great school to earn a four year degree.” – Derek from Santa Fe, NM

With campus a short distance from the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico State University in Alamogordo is a 2-year community college and a branch campus of the NM State system. NM State-Alamogordo is home to 19 degree and certificate-granting...

“…the only courses i've taken were online so i can't give a campus review. i really loved my human biology class. i plan to transfer to the main campus in las cruces this summer to pursue a bachelor of science in biochemistry, but will still be taking...” – Kristin from Alamogordo, NM

Mesalands Community College is a 2-year college in eastern New Mexico. MCC offers 19 degree and eight certificate-granting programs, several of which are specific to the college’s western location such as Cowboy Arts and Farrier Science. The MCC Wind...

“…Beautiful school, cheap rent on properties/rooms, low tuition but a great program. Champion Rodeo Team, Wind Energy Research, Iron Pour, plus great support if you need help in your classes. Can't Wait!” – Sonja from Tucumcari, NM

Founded by the All Indian Pueblo Council, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a 2-year Native American tribal community college in Albuquerque. SIPI confers degrees and certificates in 12 academic programs. SIPI’s enrollment features...

“…great programs to choose from. great student to teacher ratio. small class sizes for better interaction.” – Alexis from Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico-Gallup is a 2-year community college in western New Mexico affiliated with the UNM system. UNM Gallup is home to four academic departments offering degrees and certificates in 22 fields of study. For students who wish to...

“…University of New Mexico - Gallup is a great place to meet new people and earn a degree. This is a great opportunity to learn and be closer to home. UNM-G is an A+” – OLIVIA

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is a 2-year institution and a campus of the ENMU system. ENMU Roswell offers more than 80 associate degree and certificate-granting academic programs as well as the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree on...

“…Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is an 8.5. The instructors at enmu-r are there to help you to graduate. Since its a small school you have one on one time with instructors.” – Silvia from Dexter, NM

Established in 1968, New Mexico State University-Grants is a public, 2-year institution located in Cibola County. NMSU Grants offers over 30 associate’s degree and certificate programs, a bachelor’s degree program in Nursing, as well as seven...

“…This campus is a really nice, small community, college. The classes promote discussion between students and professors due to the small sizes and you have a great chance of asking questions and getting one on one help each class. The campus has a...” – Kirsten from Grants, NM

Surrounded by the Rio Grande Valley and Manzano Mountains, The University of New Mexico in Valencia county is a regional campus of the UNM system in central New Mexico. UNM-Valencia offers degrees and certificates in 30 academic subjects....

“…UNM-VC has a variety of different courses you can take to complete your degree. They have great scheduling. This community college is an advanced school for any student trying to earn a degree in any field they like.” – Shanice from Los Lunas, NM

Originally founded as a center for graduate studies, the University of New Mexico Los Alamos is a branch campus of UNM in northern New Mexico. UNM Los Alamos grants associate degrees and certificates in 23 fields of study. Additionally, students at...

With a main campus building created from a former hardware store, Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is a 2-year community college and a branch campus in the ENMU system. ENMU-Ruidoso offers 16 associate degree and 14 certificate-granting programs...

Nestled between the Rio Grande and Taos Pueblo, the University of New Mexico-Taos is a 2-year community college and a branch campus of the UNM system. UNM-Taos is home to over 30 associate degree and certificate-granting academic programs. In...

“…Three sentences isn't enough to describe this cultural and exhilarating school. The University of New Mexico provides excellent education in a beautiful environment. The southwestern campus is dazzling, the teachers are inspiring, and the...” – Stacey from Albuquerque, NM

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