Colleges in New Mexico: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

New Mexico Colleges Summary

New Mexico has more than 130,000 students enrolled in nearly 50 colleges and career schools. A large percentage of these are public. New Mexico is one of four states where public institutions represent more than 55% of their post-secondary schools. In addition, more than nine out of ten students in New Mexico are enrolled in these public institutions. Only two US states have a higher percentage of students in public schools.

There are only three colleges in New Mexico with more than 10,000 students. These are the University of New Mexico (more than 25,000 students), Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (a public school with more than 20,000 students), and New Mexico State University (more than 20,000 students in 2 locations).


New Mexico does not have many community colleges, only four as of 2005. In addition, only about 30% of its schools are for-profit. Typically, community colleges and for-profit schools provide career-focused training options for students. One of the more interesting examples of this is the Southwest Acupuncture College, with locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

The mailing address and web site address for the New Mexico Public Education Department is as follows:

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

Selected New Mexico Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in New Mexico

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerque22,759  Yes
Clovis Community CollegeClovis3,706  Yes
College of Santa FeSanta Fe672 545NoV: 510-650
M: 460-580
W: 500-640
College of Santa Fe at AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque1,035 545No
De Wolff College Hair Styling and CosmetologyAlbuquerque92  Yes
Eastern New Mexico University Main CampusPortales4,173 1,198NoV: 420-510
M: 405-535
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell CampusRoswell3,917 258Yes
Eastern New Mexico University RuidosoRuidoso771  Yes
IIA College AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque273  Yes
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native CultureSanta Fe231 154NoV: 400-500
M: 200-300
W: 300-550
Luna Community CollegeLas Vegas2,112  Yes
Massage Therapy Training InstituteLas Cruces35  Yes
Mesalands Community CollegeTucumcari635  Yes
Navajo Technical CollegeCrownpoint367 204Yes
New Mexico Highlands UniversityLas Vegas3,457 553Yes
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorro1,710 670NoV: 530-660
M: 550-680
New Mexico Junior CollegeHobbs3,001 392Yes
New Mexico Military InstituteRoswell466 990NoV: 420-540
M: 450-570
W: 420-520
New Mexico State University AlamogordoAlamogordo2,512  Yes
New Mexico State University CarlsbadCarlsbad1,425  Yes
New Mexico State University Dona AnaLas Cruces7,803  Yes
New Mexico State University GrantsGrants798  Yes
New Mexico State University Main CampusLas Cruces16,722 3,612NoV: 430-560
M: 430-560
W: 430-550
Northern New Mexico CollegeEspanola2,237 80Yes
Olympian University of CosmetologyAlamogordo776  Yes
Pima Medical Institute AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque35  Yes
Pima Medical Institute AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque716  Yes
San Juan CollegeFarmington6,991  Yes
Santa Fe Community CollegeSanta Fe3,963  Yes
Southwest Acupuncture College AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque88  No
Southwest Acupuncture College Santa FeSanta Fe58  No
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic InstituteAlbuquerque600 394Yes
St John's College Santa FeSanta Fe535 325No
The Art Center Design College AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque298  NoV: 401-510
M: 394-509
University of New Mexico Gallup CampusGallup2,636  Yes
University of New Mexico Los Alamos CampusLos Alamos627 124Yes
University of New Mexico Main CampusAlbuquerque25,672 2,470NoV: 470-600
M: 460-600
University of New Mexico Taos BranchTaos1,072  Yes
University of New Mexico Valencia County BranchLos Lunas1,713  Yes
University of the SouthwestHobbs552 190NoV: 290-470
M: 308-522
W: 350-470
Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City2,697 402Yes
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