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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

Featured Colleges in the Albuquerque Area (QuickSchools™)

 
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Albuquerque Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 25760
  • In-State Tuition: 1224
  • Out-of-State tuition: 6480

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

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 47

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Social sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 402

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque
5000 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 112
  • In-State Tuition: 22488
  • Out-of-State tuition: 22488

University of Phoenix-New Mexico
5700 Pasadena NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Public administration and social service professions, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 953
  • In-State Tuition: 10392
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10392

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute
3410 Aztec Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 82

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque
4400 Cutler Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 913

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West
8601 Golf Course Road NW
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 117

Brookline College-Albuquerque
4201 Central Ave NW-Ste J
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 272

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque
2201 Uptown Loop Rd NE, Ste F
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 154

Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque
10500 Cooper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 610
  • In-State Tuition: 12132
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12132

Aveda Institute-New Mexico
1816 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 182

National American University-Albuquerque West
10131 Coors Boulevard North West Suite I-01
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 188
  • In-State Tuition: 12600
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12600

National American University-Albuquerque
4775 Indian School Road NE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 301
  • In-State Tuition: 12600
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12600

Colleges in Albuquerque with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 27285
  • In-State Tuition: 5815
  • Out-of-State tuition: 20048

ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque
5100 Masthead N.E.
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 386
  • In-State Tuition: 19044
  • Out-of-State tuition: 19044

Carrington College-Albuquerque
1001 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 442
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