Colleges in New Mexico

In 1951, Colleges in New Mexico joined the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education(WICHE). The WICHE is a regional organization that was created by the Western Regional Educational Compact to facilitate the sharing of resources between the higher education systems of the Western United States. The commission is comprised of 16 states. It works to boost access to schools in New Mexico as well as other western states, helping to ensure student success.

In the past six decades, New Mexico schools have benefited in a number of ways since becoming a part of the Commission. Thousands of students have attended New Mexico colleges and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from professional programs in other Western states via WICHE's Student Exchange Program.

There are eight public colleges and universities in New Mexico. Eastern New Mexico University has campuses in Portales, Roswell and Ruidoso. New Mexico State University has campuses in Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Carlsbad and Grants. The University of New Mexico serves students in Albuquerque, Taos, Gallup, Los Alamos and Valencia.

The Institute of American Indian Arts offers two-year and four-year degrees in areas such as creative writing and studio art. The New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Social Work. The Institute of Mining and Technology in Soccorro offers over 30 different Bachelor's degrees as well as Master's degrees and doctoral's at the graduate level.

Northern New Mexico College in Espanola offers four-year degrees in Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Professional Studies, and Community, Workforce and Technical Education. Western New Mexico University in Silver City is well-known for its College of Education. The University offers degrees in 70 areas and includes 12 Master's degrees, 41 Bachelor's degrees and 20 Associate's degree and certificate programs.

Schools in New Mexico include seven private institutions located in Albuquerque, Santa Fee, Hobbs and Santa Teresa. Additionally, there are 10 community colleges in New Mexico that are scattered throughout the state.

New Mexico receives funding to be a part of several WICHE policy initiatives such as work force policy, financing and financial aid. The WICHE is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Members support the commission's basic operations with annual dues.

There are three WICHE Student Exchange Programs, and Colleges in New Mexico are active in all three. These exchange programs are the Western Undergraduate Exchange, the Western Regional Graduate Exchange and the Western Graduate Exchange. These programs save both families and the state money. Tuition is cheaper and the state doesn't have to maintain costly programs in several areas.

Economy

New Mexico's Gross Domestic Product was found to be $79.7 billion in 2010, and the per capita income was $31,474. This data ranked New Mexico 43rd in the nation economically. The economy of the state is driven by gas and oil production, federal government spending and tourism. In the fiscal year 2006, the travel industry generated $6.5 billion in expenditures.

The Mexican government provides economic incentives to businesses in the state in the way of tax credits and exemptions, mostly based on the creation of jobs. The law allows the government to provide infrastructure, building and land to businesses for these job creations. Some municipalities have adopted an Economic Development Gross Receipts Tax to pay for improvements to infrastructure and market their area.

New Mexico also provides incentives for film production, bringing in more than 85 film projects since 2003. The film projects have added $1.2 billion to the state's economy.

Agricultural outputs for the state are cattle and dairy products, nursery stock, hay, pecans and chili peppers. Farmers also produce onions, potatoes and pinto beans.

Industrial outputs include food processing, electrical equipment, printing and publishing, and stone, glass and clay products. Technological industries include lasers, data processing, semi-conductors and solar energy.

Much of the income for New Mexicans come from mineral extractions. The state produces uranium ore, perlite, salt, potash, manganese ore, copper ore, beryllium and tin concentrates.

Petroleum and natural gas deposits are located in the southeastern part of the state and in the northwest around the San Juan Basin. Major coal deposits are located in the state's northwestern corner.

The outlook for education and economy in New Mexico promises that the state will continue to be one of the most economically improved states in the Western United States.

Found 57 Post-Secondary Schools In New Mexico


Title City State Type Enrollment
Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 2-year private, for-profit 385
The Art Center Design College - Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 2-year private, for-profit 297
Crownpoint Institute of Technology Crownpoint NM 2-year private, not-for-profit 841
Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Albuquerque NM 2-year public 17265
Clovis Community College Clovis NM 2-year public 2895
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell NM 2-year public 2980
Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Ruidoso NM 2-year public 592
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Santa Fe NM 2-year public 139
Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 2-year public 973
Mesalands Community College Tucumcari NM 2-year public 465
New Mexico Junior College Hobbs NM 2-year public 3200
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell NM 2-year public 451
New Mexico State University - Alamogordo Alamogordo NM 2-year public 1738
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Carlsbad NM 2-year public 1051
New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 2-year public 4640
New Mexico State University - Grants Grants NM 2-year public 575
Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 2-year public 681
San Juan College Farmington NM 2-year public 4282
Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 2-year public 3606
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque NM 2-year public 304
University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus Gallup NM 2-year public 2594
University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus Los Alamos NM 2-year public 792
University of New Mexico - Taos Branch Taos NM 2-year public 1028
University of New Mexico - Valencia County Branch Los Lunas NM 2-year public 1514
Century University Albuquerque NM 4-year private, for-profit 921
ITT Technical Institute Albuquerque NM 4-year private, for-profit 379
National American University - Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 4-year private, for-profit 579
Southwest Acupuncture College Santa Fe NM 4-year private, for-profit 86
Southwest Acupuncture College - Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 4-year private, for-profit 44
University of Phoenix - New Mexico Campus Albuquerque NM 4-year private, for-profit 3261
College of Santa Fe Santa Fe NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 1629
College of the Southwest Hobbs NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 508
College of the Southwest - Carlsbad Carlsbad NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 190
Nazarene Bible College Albuquerque NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 39
Southwestern College Santa Fe NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 90
St Johns College Santa Fe NM 4-year private, not-for-profit 491
Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Portales NM 4-year public 3564
New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas NM 4-year public 3275
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro NM 4-year public 1549
New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces NM 4-year public 14958
New Mexico University - Roswell Roswell NM 4-year public 4184
University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque NM 4-year public 23670
Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 4-year public 2669
Albuquerque Barber College Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Albuquerque Career Institute Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Business Skills Institute - Las Cruces Las Cruces NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 344
De Wolff College Hair Styling and Cosmetology Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 111
Eddy County Beauty College Carlsbad NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 53
International School Sunland Park NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kaplan Career Institute - Albuquerque Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 78
New Mexico Real Estate Institute Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Olympian University of Cosmetology Alamogordo NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit 44
Southwest Aviation Fairacres NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Total Travel Academy Dba Bolack Total Travel Acad Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Trim International Floral School Ltd Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Truck School Albuquerque NM Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
New Mexico Academy of Massage Santa Fe NM Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/