New Mexico’s inspirational landscape often graces the covers of magazines, calendars and coffee mugs. The state’s breathtaking beauty and diverse population draw countless tourists every year. New Mexico offers many quality public schools, community and career colleges and several private schools. Many colleges are tribal-run for residents who live in or near Native American reservations.
Remaining true to the traditional beauty of New Mexico, The University of New Mexico is constructed in Pueblo-style architecture. Located in downtown Albuquerque, the university serves 26,000 students from diverse backgrounds. Combined, the main and branch campuses offer a total of 93 Bachelor’s degrees, 68 Master’s degrees and 37 Doctoral programs. Several professional programs are also offered. The University has branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos and Valencia County.
Like the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University is also a designated Hispanic-serving university, and nearly half its students are minorities. The state school is home to 16,000 or so students. They have access to 77 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Master's degrees, and 22 Doctorates. The additional campuses in the state university system all offer 2-year programs.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career-oriented education from a vocational or technical school or career college, New Mexico has many options. Or, if you want to pursue education in a school that promotes creative thought consider attending the private College of Santa Fe. Mostly creative fields of study are taught, but the school also offers liberal arts programs.
New Mexico Colleges
- College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive - Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
- College of the Southwest
6610 Lovington Highway - Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
- Eastern New Mexico University
1200 West University - Portales, New Mexico 88130
- New Mexico Highlands University
P.O. Box 9000 - Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place - Socorro, New Mexico 87801
- New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001 - Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
- St. John's College-Santa Fe
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca - Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
- University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
- Western New Mexico University
100 West College Street - Silver City, New Mexico 88062