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The 47th state admitted into the union, New Mexico was populated by Native Americans for thousands of years before the Spanish entered the territory at the turn of the 17th century. Since then, the state has seen competing claims from Native American tribes, the French, the Republic of Texas, Mexico, and the Confederate and Union Armies, until admittance in 1912. For much of the 20th century, it remained largely undeveloped, though a major oil discovery in the 1920s brought investments into the state. Of course, during WWII, the first atomic bombs were designed and manufactured at Los Alamos. Since then, military and defense have remained a major part of the economy, including several air force bases. Transportation and logistics have long been important to New Mexico, too — be it via early desert highways, the Southern Pacific Railroad, or today’s 2,400 miles of commuter and freight rail. With all this traffic, communities began to hold at the state’s major hubs, and colleges and universities followed soon after. Today, over a half-dozen major public universities are located in New Mexico, in addition to private schools, community colleges, and other two-year professional schools. Keeping pace with trends toward affordability and flexibility across the country, many New Mexico schools are now offering online degrees.

In-state tuition is often applied to public schools offering online programs. Many online programs require some face-to-face time, or more numerous support services at their brick and mortar locations. Intensive study experiences–often on the weekends or in several week long bouts–enable many online students to accelerate their time until graduation. And students looking at online education can drastically expand their educational options if they also look to hybrid degrees (degrees where degrees can be taken partially, or mostly online). Finally, one of the most common stipulations in scholarships is that students be from a certain state or region, often more funds are available to students seeking degrees in-state.

There are 15 public schools in New Mexico that offer online degrees, the largest of which is Eastern New Mexico University, which has 44 bachelors and 12 masters; these include programs in Business, History, Aviation Science, Nursing, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Education, Sports Administration, and Information Systems. From there, New Mexico State offers 27 online degrees – 7 bachelors, 17 masters, and 3 doctoral; the NMSU Grants campus offers 20 degrees. The University of New Mexico is the second-largest provider of bachelor’s degrees, including a Dental Hygiene track, and Clovis Community College offers the most associates in the state: Behavioral Science, Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Information Systems, among others.

The University of the Southwest is the sole private school in New Mexico offering online degrees. Three bachelors are available in Business Administration, Psychology, and Criminal Justice; and 7 masters cover an MBA and a number of MEd tracks, including in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, Educational Diagnostics, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Special Education. Founded in 1962, Southwest expanded its distance education program to accommodate adult learners and working professionals. Flexible courses typically take up 10-15 hours of study per week for undergrads and 15-20 for graduate students.

Potential Resident

For a variety of reasons, a student may look to move to the state of their online college program whether specifically required by the program or not – be it for a job, location desirability, school benefits, etc. Different states have different policies, however, and some of them can be rather demanding. Fortunately, New Mexico has fairly straightforward requirements: applicants must be U.S. residents and have lived in the state for the past 12 consecutive months. There are a number of other potential qualifiers as well: the individual is married to a legal resident of NM; dependent has has obtained permanent full‐time employment; member of the U.S. armed forces is stationed in New Mexico; member of of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo located wholly or partially in NM. For a full list, visit NMSU’s admissions page.

Tuition, Cost of Living and Opportunity

The average tuition per-year for a four-year public school in New Mexico for 2015-16 was $6,355, or about $2,800 cheaper than the national average. Its 3% year-over-year change and 13% 5-year change each match the national average. This is great news for New Mexico residents wanting to take advantage of in-state tuition. In fact, New Mexico was second in the country for tuition costs in 2015-16, behind Montana by only $4. Nor do New Mexico’s numbers over the last decade indicate any risk for a sudden spike; even during the height of the Great Recession, tuition remained nationally low. Should current trends continue, residents should enjoy highly stable and affordable in-state tuition.

The University of New Mexico’s main campus is the central hub for online learning in Greater Albuquerque and among the largest in the state. There are 8 bachelors available Business, Nursing, Communication, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Integrative Studies, Radiologic Sciences, and Dental Hygiene. From there, students can continue with a Master of Dental Hygiene; the university also offers a unique online Master of Public Administration. A short way away in Los Lunas, UNM’s Valencia County Campus offers an online Doctor of Nursing. To the west, NMSU’s Grant Campus offers 17 masters — in Education, Business, Nursing, and Sociology, among others — and three doctoral tracks.

In Las Cruces, The New Mexico State University’s Main Campus offers 27 online degrees, making it the second-largest provider in the state. Of the 7 bachelors include Business concentrations, a BS in Criminal Justice, BS in Education, and BS in Nursing. 17 masters include an MBA, MPA, MS in Industrial Engineering, MA in Agricultural And Extension Education, and MEd concentrations in Curriculum & Instruction, K-12 Administration, Community College and College Administration, and Gifted Learning, among others. In Silver City, Western New Mexico University offers 16 online degrees, including 3 associates (Criminal Justice, Liberal Studies, Human Services), and 6 bachelors and 7 masters in a wide range of fields, like Social Work, Educational Leadership, Occupational Therapy, Teaching, and Business.

The University of New Mexico’s Los Alamos Campus offers a Doctor of Nursing with online delivery options, and New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas, offers an RN-BSN and two MBA concentrations. For students willing for occasional commutes to Albuquerque, University of New Mexico’s Main Campus is among the largest online education centers in the state, with 8 bachelors and 2 masters in Dental Hygiene and Public Administration. Undergraduate tracks are available in Business Administration, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Radiological Sciences, Communication, and Organizational Communication, among others.

Opportunity Comparison

City
Population
Cost of Living
Top Industries
Local Online Degrees
Albuquerque
557169
92.9%
Tech, Defense
3
Las Cruces
101408
84.9%
Education, Healthcare
2
Rio Rancho
93820
94.1%
Tech, Healthcare
3
Santa Fe
70297
97.8%
Tourism, Government
2
Roswell
48608
81.5%
Government, Education
1
Farmington
44445
86.3%
Government
1
Clovis
39860
83.5%
Defense, Agriculture
3
Hobbs
37118
83%
Education
1

Online Schools in New Mexico

The 10 Best Online Universities in New Mexico

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10 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Rank

Name

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Online Programs

27

US News Rank

N220

Type

Public

1
Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University has a total enrollment of about 15,500. With 27 online degrees available, NMSU is the second-largest distance education provider in the state, offering 7 bachelors, 17 masters, and 3 doctoral tracks. Undergraduate degrees include several Business concentrations, a BS in Criminal Justice, BSN, and BEd. Master’s degrees range across the disciplines; highlights include an MBA, MPA, MEd tracks (Curriculum & Instruction, K-12 Administration, Community College Administration, Gifted Learning, etc.), MS in Industrial Engineering, MA in Agricultural And Extension Education, and more. Doctorate degrees are offered in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, and Nursing. NMSU’s 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio helps to support a vibrant, collaborative learning community while also maintaining individualized instruction. Nearly half of classes consist of fewer than 20 students. US News ranks the university among the best public schools in the nation, in addition to highlighting NMSU’s business and engineering programs.

Name

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Online Programs

10

US News Rank

N176

Type

Public

2
Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico has a total enrollment of 27,400 and offers 10 online degrees: 8 bachelors in Business, Nursing, Communication, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Radiologic Sciences, among others; plus a Master of Public Administration and MS in Dental Hygiene. As the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that’s also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity, US News ranks UNM among the top 100 public universities in the country. Its 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio helps to maintain a dynamic, collaborative educational environment while also sustaining individualized and tailored instruction. Over half of classes have less than 20 students, and less than 10% have over 50. For maximum flexibility, students have synchronous and asynchronous delivery options, UNM’s online platform includes email, discussion boards, web pages, web conferencing systems, and multimedia technologies.

Name

Eastern New Mexico University

Online Programs

56

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

3
Eastern New Mexico University, founded in 1927, has a total enrollment of about 5,500. Thanks to a major expansion in distance education, ENMU now offers 56 online degrees (44 bachelors, 12 masters), making it the largest provider in the state. Among the diverse range of programs with online delivery include Business, History, Aviation Science, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, Nursing, Social Work, Education, Sports Administration, and more. All courses are 100% online for maximum flexibility, and the university’s learning platforms, including Blackboard and Mediasite, give students 24/7 access to course materials, group discussion boards, live chat rooms, videoconferencing technologies, and other multimedia. Additional resources available include an online writing center, library services, enrollment assistance, and tech support. ENMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, in addition to six specialty accrediting bodies.

Name

New Mexico State University-Grants

Online Programs

20

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

4
NMSU’s Grant Campus offers 20 online degrees — all graduate level – putting it third in total offerings in the state. Master’s tracks span from Education specializations (Curriculum & Instruction, K-12 Administration, College and Community College Administration, etc.), Business, Public Health, Sociology, Industrial Engineering, and Nursing. From there, students may earn online EDs or PhDs in Education, or a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the university couples a collaborative and dynamic educational community with individualized instruction. More than 40% of classes consist of less than 20 students, and only 10% have more than 50. Additional resources include a student success center, writing center, testing services, peer mentorship, and library services. US News ranks the university among the best public schools in the nation.

Name

Western New Mexico University

Online Programs

16

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

5
Founded in 1893, Western New Mexico University consists of 3,500 students across five campuses. In recent years, WNMU has also expanded its online educational offerings and today offers 16 degrees, including 3 associates, 6 bachelors, and 7 masters across a diverse range of fields: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabilitation Services, Business, Teaching, and Occupational Therapy, among others. WNMU also boasts a highly diverse and inclusive student body: designated as an Hispanic Serving Institution, 18 countries are represented in the university’s student body. To foster an intimate, collaborative educational atmosphere, the university keeps classes sizes small, around 18 students. WNMU holds accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Professional Standards Commission of the State of New Mexico, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Name

University of the Southwest

Online Programs

13

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Private

6
The University of the Southwest, founded in 1962, is a small private school with just over 1,000 students enrolled, split between undergraduates and graduates. Online, the school offers 3 bachelors – Business Administration, Psychology, and Criminal Justice – and 7 masters, including an MBA and MEd’s in in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, Educational Diagnostics, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Special Education. All online programs are designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate working professionals, adult learners, and other students with busy schedules. Undergraduates can expect to spend 10-15 hours per week on material; graduates spend 15-20 hours per week. Resources include 24/7 tech support, online tutoring services, and learning platforms with group discussion boards, web conferencing technologies, live chat rooms, and more. USW is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Name

Clovis Community College

Online Programs

8

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

7
Clovis Community College was established in 1961 as a branch of Eastern New Mexico University and continues to work closely with ENMU. All programs are designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate working professionals and adult learners, and CCC offers 8 online associate degrees (the most in the state) in Behavioral Science, Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Information Systems, among others. Student resources include tech support, career services, academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center, and more. CCC holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and three specializing bodies.

Name

San Juan College

Online Programs

6

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

8
Founded in 1956 as a branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, San Juan College has a total enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, many of whom take advantage of the school’s online campus: 6 associate degrees in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Occupational Safety, Health Information Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Veterinary Technology. All SJC programs are designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals and adult learners. Student resources include enrollment assistance, academic advising, tech support, tutoring, and career services. In addition, through the Canvas learning platform, students have access to course materials, group discussion boards, multimedia tools, and live chat rooms. SJC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and follows the Quality Matters Standards for its online course work.

Name

New Mexico Highlands University

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

9
Founded in 1893, New Mexico Highlands University has a total enrollment of 3,500; it is regionally ranked by US News. NMHU offers 3 online degrees: an RN-BSN and two MBA concentrations (accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs). The university’s 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports an intimate, collaborative educational community and individualized learning. Over 70% of classes consist of fewer than 20 students, and less than 1% have over 50. Financial aid opportunities are available, as well: three-quarters of undergraduates receive some form of aid. For maximum schedule flexibility, admissions are rolling.

Name

Central New Mexico Community College

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

10
Founded in 1964, Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque has over 30,000 students and a thousand faculty members (330 full-time). A member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), 3 pre-professional associate tracks are available online: Child Care Providing and Assistance, Project Management, and General Studies. All courses are designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate adult learners and working professionals, and students can opt for 100% online delivery, hybrid delivery (half online, half on-campus), and blended delivery (51%-99% of coursework is online; courses require some on campus sessions). All students have access to 24/7 tech support, a distance learning achievement coach, web tutorials, drop-in lab schedules, and the Blackboard learning platform, which creates a dynamic, collaborative learning environment through multimedia technologies. CNM is accredited by the HLC’s North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Accreditation and Financial Aid

Monitoring the accreditation of a university you are interested in attending is incredibly important. Accreditation ensures your credits can transfer that you can receive Federal financial aid, and most importantly that certain standards of educational quality are during your schooling. The highest accreditation standard for most programs in the United States is provided by regional accreditation agencies. The regional accrediting agency for New Mexico is the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional accrediting agencies responsible for accrediting schools in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Making sure that a University you’re hoping to attend is regionally accredited–or accredited by a real and respected accrediting agency–is one of the most important choices you can make in ensuring the quality of your education.

Three Steps for Securing Financial Aid

  • Submit your FAFSA.
  • Check to see if additional forms are needed at your university of choice.
  • Search and apply for private scholarships.

Through the previous three steps most students find themselves offered some sort of federal grant, work study, private grant, scholarship, or stipend.

Database: All Online Colleges NM

Below we’ve listed all 16 New Mexico-based universities currently offering online degrees. Toggle the “plus” signs on the right to see what degrees each university offers. And while we’re pretty sure that there’s plenty of New Mexico-specific online education information below, remember that you can always visit the National Center for Educational Statistics College Explorer for the most advanced search of higher education institutions anywhere online!

16 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Programs

Name

Eastern New Mexico University

56

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in applied economics and finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) in Aviation Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in general business
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a variety of emphasis options
  • Bachelor of Occupational Education in Career and Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in career and technical education
  • Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, online program depending on choice of minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, online program depending on choice of minor
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area: criminal justice/sociology
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in culinary arts
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in diverse populations and age groups
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology Composite
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration area in electronics engineering technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration area in electronics engineering technology (analog)
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration area in electronics engineering technology (digital)
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, concentration area in emergency management
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in fire and emergency services administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in FCS foods and nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in History, online program depending on choice of minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, online program depending on choice of minor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in hospitality management
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in human services
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in information systems
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in information systems
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in information systems and programming design
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration w/ emphasis in personal financial planning
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in personal financial planning
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in pre-professional education
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in information systems and programming design
  • Bachelor of Science in Religion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in religion
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education w/ emphasis in sports and recreation management

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in educational technology
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in elementary education
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in pedagogy and learning
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in career and technical education
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in reading/literacy
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in education administration
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in secondary education
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in special education pedagogy, online program requiring internship to be completed in a New Mexico public school setting
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Science in Physical Education w/ emphasis in sport administration

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in educational technology
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in elementary education
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in pedagogy and learning
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in career and technical education
  • Master of Arts in Education w/ concentration in curriculum and instruction and emphasis in reading/literacy
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in education administration
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in secondary education
  • Master of Education w/ concentration in educational studies and emphasis in special education pedagogy, online program requiring internship to be completed in a New Mexico public school setting
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Science in Physical Education w/ emphasis in sport administration

Name

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

27

US News Rank

N220

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (General Business)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Information And Communication Technology

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Music in Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (Emphasis in Curriculum And Instruction)
  • Master of Arts in Education (Emphasis in Learning Technologies)
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration (Emphasis in Community College And University Administration)
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration (Emphasis in Pk-12 Educational Administration)
  • Master of Arts in Education Curriculum And Instruction Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Focus in Gifted Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Public Health (Mph)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Music in Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (Emphasis in Curriculum And Instruction)
  • Master of Arts in Education (Emphasis in Learning Technologies)
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration (Emphasis in Community College And University Administration)
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration (Emphasis in Pk-12 Educational Administration)
  • Master of Arts in Education Curriculum And Instruction Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Focus in Gifted Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Public Health (Mph)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension

Name

New Mexico State University-Grants

20

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Music in Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Learning Technologies
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration – Community College And University Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration – Pk-12 Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education Curriculum And Instruction Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Focus in Gifted Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Public Health (Mph)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in SociologyMa

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Music in Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Learning Technologies
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration – Community College And University Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration – Pk-12 Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education Curriculum And Instruction Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Focus in Gifted Education
  • Master of Arts in Education With A Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Public Health (Mph)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in SociologyMa

Name

Western New Mexico University

16

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Career And Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Rn To Bsn)
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Bis)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Services

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Reading
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Reading
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Name

University of the Southwest

13

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of business administration
  • Bachelor of Pyschology
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Masters Degrees

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL
  • MSEd, Early Childhood Education
  • MSEd, Educational Administration
  • MSEd, Educational Diagnostics
  • MSEd, Mental Health Counseling
  • MSEd, School Counseling
  • MSEd, Special Education

Doctoral Programs

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual
  • MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL
  • MSEd, Early Childhood Education
  • MSEd, Educational Administration
  • MSEd, Educational Diagnostics
  • MSEd, Mental Health Counseling
  • MSEd, School Counseling
  • MSEd, Special Education

Name

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

10

US News Rank

N176

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Concentration in Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Integrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Master of Public Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Master of Public Administration

Name

Clovis Community College

8

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Studies
  • Legal Assistant Studies (Paralegal)
  • Liberal Arts

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

San Juan College

6

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • A.A. Business Administration
  • A.A. Liberal Arts
  • A.A.S. Occupational Safety
  • A.A.S. Health Information Technology
  • A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant
  • A.A.S. Veterinary Technology

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

New Mexico Highlands University

3

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • RN to BSN

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Name

Central New Mexico Community College

3

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associates Degree in Child Care Providing and Assistance
  • Associates Degree in General Studies
  • Associates Degree in Project Management

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

New Mexico Junior College

2

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

2

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Associates in Education

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Institute of American Indiana and Alaska Native Culture

2

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • Creative Writing
  • Museology

Doctoral Programs

  • Creative Writing
  • Museology

Name

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

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University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

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University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

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Great New Mexico Higher Education Resources

General Sites

New Mexico Higher Education

The Nevada Mexico Higher Ed site includes info for financial aid, college prep, adult education, and more.

New Mexico Public Education Department

The College and Career Readiness Bureau provides resources from primary school through secondary and postsecondary studies.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

The WICHE provides information and research on undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in New Mexico.

General and Regional Financial Aid

New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education

The NM Alliance offers a variety of scholarships for Hispanic college students in the state.

New Mexico Community Foundation

Started in 1983, the NMCF offers scholarship opportunities for in-state students.

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

The CFSNM offers grants and scholarships for Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln, and Luna Counties.

Albuquerque Community Foundation

The ACF offers 18 separate scholarship and student aid programs.

Community Foundation of Lincoln County

The CFLC has provided nearly $50k in college scholarships since 2007.