Universities & Colleges in New Mexico

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of New Mexico-Main Campus (Albuquerque) 27285$8240 / $22660$8240 / $22660
New Mexico State University-Main Campus (Las Cruces) 15490$7210 / $20600$5150 / $16480
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro) 2150$7210 / $20600$7210 / $21630
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (Portales) 5725$5150 / $11330$6180 / $12360
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture (Santa Fe) 493$5150 / $5150$10300 / $10300
New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas) 3499$5150 / $8240$6180 / $8240
Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Santa Fe) 919$29870 / $29870$N/A / $N/A
Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe (Santa Fe) 72$N/A / $N/A$18540 / $18540
Southwest Acupuncture College-Albuquerque (Albuquerque) 0$N/A / $N/A$18540 / $18540
Northern New Mexico College (Espanola) 923$5150 / $13390$4120 / $5150
Western New Mexico University (Silver City) 3354$6180 / $14420$5150 / $11330
National American University-Albuquerque West (Albuquerque) 188$14420 / $14420$N/A / $N/A
National American University-Albuquerque (Albuquerque) 301$14420 / $14420$N/A / $N/A
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque (Albuquerque) 112$23690 / $23690$11330 / $11330
St. John's College (Santa Fe) 390$51500 / $51500$23690 / $23690
University of the Southwest (Hobbs) 1059$15450 / $15450$13390 / $13390
Southwestern College (Santa Fe) 168$N/A / $N/A$27810 / $27810
University of Phoenix-New Mexico (Albuquerque) 953$11330 / $11330$14420 / $14420

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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New Mexico

The state of New Mexico lies on the southwest and western portion of the US. The south and eastern side of the state is bordered by Mexico and Texas respectively. Most part of New Mexico have semi-arid to arid climate throughout the year but there are also areas that have alpine and continental climate. The total population of this American state in the year 2017 around was 2,000,000 out of which approximately 50 percent is Hispanic.

New Mexico with its diverse population offers unique and exciting experiences and opportunities for the residents. The popular languages spoken in this state are Spanish and English.

Top employment sector

In New Mexico there are numerous industries that contribute to the state's economy. However, the major employment areas are in oil and gas production, farming, mineral extraction, milling also have a great impact on the growth of the economy. Major employers are Los Alamos National Security, The University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University.

Cost of living

The cost of living, which is lower than the national average (around 95, 100 being the US average). The median household yearly salary here is $46,000.00 (national median is around $56,000).

Higher education

The public university system of the state is considered as one of the best in the nation. There are a number of universities in the state of New Mexico where students can pursue higher education such as the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Technical School of Mines, Western New Mexico University New Mexico Highlands University and Eastern New Mexico University.

The University of New Mexico has good programs for engineering, photography, Medicine and Law. In fact, the School of Medicine of University of New Mexico ranks amongst the premium 50 primary care-oriented medical schools in the nation. For those students who want to pursue a career in arts and humanities should enroll in the private College of Santa Fe. New Mexico State University, a land grant institution lays emphasis on Agriculture, Education and Engineering.

International student
New Mexico is not as popular as some of the other states for higher education. In 2017 there were around 1300 international students in University of New Mexico.
New Mexico State University has international student population of 1300.
Though financing higher education in New Mexico is not easy for international students but with institutions like the University of New Mexico offering International Student scholarships, the Competitive Scholarship by State government financing is possible. To encourage and support more foreign students in the state there are student-run cultural clubs and organizations too.