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2021 Best General Education Schools in New Mexico

14 Colleges
$44,100 Avg Salary
$38,285 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

General Education is one of the most popular subjects to study in New Mexico. With 252 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 4th out of all the majors we track in the state.

There are so many teaching programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Best General Education Schools in New Mexico to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in New Mexico to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in New Mexico

The following schools top our list of the Best General Education Colleges.

Top New Mexico Schools in Education

Our analysis found Santa Fe Community College to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in New Mexico. SFCC is a small public school located in the suburb of Santa Fe.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a great place for general education students. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the suburb of Las Cruces.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is a great place for general education students. Located in the rural area of Gallup, UNM-Gallup is a public school with a small student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is a great place for general education students. Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Portales.

While working on their degree, education majors at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus accumulate an average of around $38,285 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $446, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in New Mexico. Located in the rural area of Los Lunas, UNM - Valencia is a public school with a small student population.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 650
Texas 772
Oklahoma 250

General Education is one of 14 different types of teaching programs to choose from.

Education Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Education 31,066

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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