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# New Mexico Teaching Colleges

New Mexico ranked #37 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2021. Around 1,831 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $3,266 per year to get their degree at a college in New Mexico, while out of state students will pay an average of $7,654 per year.

About 20% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $4,240 per year.

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The total student population at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is 22,311, of which 16,209 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,124 are full-time. It takes the average UNM undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UNM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,455 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,716 during the early-career years.

There are 2,777 students at New Mexico Highlands University in total, 1,699 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,134 are full-time. For undergraduates at New Mexico Highlands University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,051 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,146 during the early-career years.

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 14,227, of which 11,575 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,466 are full-time. It takes the average NMSU Main Campus undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at NMSU Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,795 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,266 students at ENMU - Main Campus in total, 3,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,222 are full-time. It takes the average ENMU - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at ENMU - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,149 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ENMU - Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,278 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 904 students at USW in total, 370 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 300 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at USW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,007 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,884 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Central New Mexico Community College is 21,398, which includes 5,260 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CNM is $28,172.

There are 2,896 students at Western New Mexico University in total, 1,874 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,039 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at Western New Mexico University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,319 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western New Mexico University is $28,635.

The total student population at Northern New Mexico College is 1,234, which includes 554 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northern New Mexico College is 4.5 years.

Roughly 3% of students at Northern New Mexico College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern New Mexico College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,534 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is 7,028, which includes 3,186 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at NMSU Dona Ana take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,731 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Dona Ana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Clovis Community College is 2,321, which includes 689 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

5% of Clovis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,288 a year. Clovis Community College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,969 during the early-career years.

There are 759 full-time undergraduates at SFCC, and 3,459 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,250 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SFCC is $29,650.

The total student population at San Juan College is 5,240, which includes 1,599 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

5% of SJC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,086 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,052 during the early-career years.

There are 2,174 students at UNM Gallup in total, 629 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at UNM Gallup take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,609 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,716 during the early-career years.

There are 1,229 undergraduates at New Mexico Tech, of which 1,103 are full-time, and there are 1,686 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,688 a year. New Mexico Tech has a 6.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,334 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 724 full-time undergraduates at ENMU - Roswell Campus, and 1,698 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of ENMU - Roswell Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,685 a year. ENMU - Roswell Campus has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,278 during the early-career years.

There are 330 full-time undergraduates at UNM Valencia, and 1,435 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at UNM Valencia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,253 a year. UNM Valencia has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,716 during the early-career years.

There are 253 full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College, and 720 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,028 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,227 during the early-career years.

There are 1,350 students at Navajo Tech in total, 1,337 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 537 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Students who graduate from Navajo Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,315 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 709 students at Mesalands Community College in total, 119 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

29% of Mesalands Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,241 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,093 during the early-career years.

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Alamogordo is 941, which includes 235 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

9% of NMSU Alamogordo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,726 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NMSU Alamogordo is $28,814.

There are 164 full-time undergraduates at UNM Taos, and 1,046 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,107 a year. UNM Taos has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The total student population at New Mexico State University - Carlsbad is 1,203, which includes 269 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

4% of NMSU Carlsbad students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,883 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,814 during the early-career years.

There are 450 students at SIPI in total, 301 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,320 during the early-career years.

The total student population at New Mexico Junior College is 1,406, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of New Mexico Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Mexico Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,006 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 116 full-time undergraduates at NMSU Grants, and 622 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,805 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NMSU Grants with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

## Other New Mexico Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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26 | University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus | 0 |

26 | Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus | 0 |

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