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Albuquerque Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Albuquerque Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are at least 18 colleges in Albuquerque, including universities, colleges and trade schools. The Albuquerque Economic Development Council reports that the metropolitan area is home to 60,000 enrolled college students and, on a per capita basis, ranked among the top 25 areas in the nation with the most college graduates. More than 29 percent of adults living in the metro area have at least a Bachelor's degree, which is just slightly above the nationwide average. Interestingly, the state as a whole has one of the highest concentrations of PhD holders in the entire country, according to the Albuquerque Economic Development Council.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Colleges

The University of New Mexico. In addition to offering distance learning, the university's main campus provides Bachelor's degree programs in areas as varied as Business; English; General Studies; Journalism; Nursing and Psychology. This research university has more than 22,000 enrolled undergraduates, as of 2013, and an overall graduation rate of 48 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In-state tuition and fees were $6,846 in the 2013-2014 school year, but reached $20,688 for out-of-state students, the NCES reports.

Central New Mexico Community College. The NCES reports that this urban multi-campus has an enrollment of nearly 29,000 undergraduate students as of 2013, but this includes students enrolled at its main campus as well as four other campus site also in the metropolitan Albuquerque area. Major Associate degree programs available at the school include Business Administration; Computer and Information Sciences; Liberal Arts; and Nursing. In-state tuition reached $1,364 for the 2013-2014 year and $6,656 for out-of-state students, according to the NCES, and the school's overall graduation rate is 11 percent.


Trade and Vocational Schools in Albuquerque

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque. This private for-profit school provides students with certificates and Associate degrees in Dental Hygiene; Medical Assisting; Nursing; Radiologic Technology; and other fields. Student enrollment hit 930, as of 2013, and the school's overall graduation rate is 69 percent, according to the NCES. The NCES also reports that tuition and fees for its largest program, Medical Assisting, were $11,397 for both in-state and out-of-state students as of the 2013-2014 school year.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Approximately 530 students were enrolled in this public tribal college, as of 2013, the NCES states. Major programs of study that have certificate or Associate degrees include Accounting; Early Childhood Education; Optometry Assisting; and the Liberal Arts. The overall graduation rate is 7 percent, and tuition and fees were just $675 for the 2013-2014 school year, according to the NCES.

Careers in Albuquerque

Adults with higher levels of education generally earn more than those with a high school education. Below are the median earnings, as of 2012, for adults age 25 and older living in Albuquerque, according to the U.S. Census Bureau:

Median Earnings

Albuquerque

Nationwide

Less than high school graduate

$18,526

$19,642

High school graduate or equivalent

$26,556

$27,607

Some college or associate degree

$31,045

$33,857

Bachelor's degree

$43,825

$50,096

Graduate or professional degree

$58,046

$66,109

The mean hourly wage in Albuquerque is $20.60 per hour, which is just below the national mean hourly of wage of $22.33, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reports that some of the highest paying occupational fields in the metropolitan Albuquerque area were, as of May 2013:

Occupational Area

Mean Hourly Wage

Management

$45.90

Architecture and Engineering

$39.00

Legal

$35.45

Computer and Mathematical

$35.26

Life, Physical, and Social Sciences

$33.51

More Information

Students seeking additional options in New Mexico can turn to the links posted on the left side of this page, which include information about colleges in nearby areas, such as Los Lunas. We have also compiled an extensive list of Albuquerque colleges below, and more information can be found by clicking on any of the posted links.

Sources

College Navigator, National Center for Educational Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=NM&ct=1+2+3&ic=2+3&of=1&od=0&id=442602

Demographics, Albuquerque Economic Development. http://www.abq.org/Demographics.aspx

Fact Book, Central New Mexico Community College. https://www.cnm.edu/depts/planning/instres/fact_book/fact-books/Fact-Book_2012.pdf

Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months, United States Census Bureau, American Fact Finder. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF

Occupational Employment and Wages in Albuquerque, May 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/print.pl/ro6/fax/oes_albq.htm

USA Quickfacts, United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

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Albuquerque Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, business management, registered nursing, electrician, general studies, accounting, chef training, truck and bus driver
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 22,759 students, 14,846 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

De Wolff College Hair Styling and Cosmetology
1500 Eubank N E
Albuquerque, NM 87112-4413

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, trade and industrial teaching, personal grooming, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 92 students, 174 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

IIA College Albuquerque
4201 Central Ave Nw-Ste J
Albuquerque, NM 87105

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, business management, business administration, legal assistant, criminal justice and administration, security and loss prevention, health care administration, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 273 students, 459 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque
2201 San Pedro NE Bldg 3 Ste 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, dental assistant, medical secretary, veterinary assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory therapy assistant, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 716 students, 720 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque
2301 San Pedro Ne, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 35 students, 43 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120-3101

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, food prep and kitchen assistant, accounting technology, business management, opticianry, network management, business, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 600 students, 555 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 394 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Albuquerque with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

College of Santa Fe at Albuquerque
4501 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, accounting, education courses, computer science, special education, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,035 students, 706 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 545 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Southwest Acupuncture College-Albuquerque
7801 Academy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 88 students, 105 full-time equivalent.

The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque
5000 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Programs: interior design, design and visual communication, animation and special effects, commercial art, fine arts studies, landscape architecture, photography
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 298 students, 318 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 401-510. Math: 394-509.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, elementary school teaching, psychology, registered nursing, general studies, biology, English, Spanish language
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 25,672 students, 21,312 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,470 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-600. Math: 460-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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