New Mexico Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In New Mexico Statistics

There are 54 colleges in New Mexico - 28 public and 26 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $13,784 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,405. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,154 and the average acceptance rate is 72% for New Mexico Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in New Mexico. You may want to check more statistics and compare all New Mexico colleges at New Mexico Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In New Mexico Statistics
Top 8 colleges in New MexicoAll colleges in New Mexico
Number of Schools8 schools
(6 public, 2 private)
54 schools
(28 public, 26 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,247 (in-state)
$19,692 (out-of-state)
$3,530 (in-state)
$13,784 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$6,614 (in-state)
$17,998 (out-of-state)
$6,601 (in-state)
$16,405 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$10,591$6,203
Test Scores1,174 SAT, 23 ACT 1,154 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate70.17% 72.44%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)37.00% 46.11%
Population50,422112,325
Undergraduate37,15197,813
Graduate13,27114,512
Graduation Rate43.88%39.60%
Transfer-out Rate30.00%12.29%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.63 to 115.35 to 1

Top Colleges In New Mexico Comparison

Next table lists the top 8 colleges in New Mexico for academic year 2019-2020. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology ranked top in the New Mexico Best Colleges Comparison and St. John's College and University of New Mexico-Main Campus follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $19,692 for undergraduate programs $17,998 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in New Mexico is 1,174 and the acceptance rate is 70.17%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.63 to 1 for top colleges in New Mexico. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in New Mexico Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
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Public, 4 yearsSocorro, NM
$24,190
($8,361)
$7,889 1,68697% 1,260 SAT
27 ACT
8 to 1
2 St. John's College
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Private, 4 yearsSanta Fe, NM
$35,760 $25,281 35569% 1,365 SAT
29 ACT
7 to 1
3 University of New Mexico-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsAlbuquerque, NM
$24,499
($8,161)
$5,327 22,31196% 1,140 SAT
21 ACT
19 to 1
4 New Mexico State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsLas Cruces, NM
$23,767
($7,301)
$11,520 14,22763% 1,050 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
5 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsPortales, NM
$8,568
($6,528)
$6,474 5,26651% 1,055 SAT
20 ACT
17 to 1
6 University of the Southwest
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Private, 4 yearsHobbs, NM
$16,200 $12,072 90445% - 17 to 1
7 New Mexico Highlands University
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Public, 4 yearsLas Vegas, NM
$10,998
($6,558)
$7,386 2,777- - 13 to 1
8 Western New Mexico University
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Public, 4 yearsSilver City, NM
$13,557
($6,574)
$8,780 2,896- - 12 to 1
Average$19,692
($7,247)
$10,591 50,42270.17% 1,174 SAT 13.63 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020