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Cheapest Colleges in New Mexico by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of New Mexico these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in New Mexico list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our New Mexico tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in New Mexico are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in New Mexico? Leading the colleges list is Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint with an in state total cost of $11,940.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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New Mexico's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$11,940
In State Total Cost
1) Navajo Technical College
Crownpoint, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,478
In State Total Cost
2) Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus
Portales, Public Not For Profit
37 71
$13,885
In State Total Cost
3) New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,924
In State Total Cost
4) Northern New Mexico College
Espanola, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,380
In State Total Cost
5) New Mexico State University Main Campus
Las Cruces, Public Not For Profit
48 78
$15,712
In State Total Cost
6) Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
Santa Fe, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,911
In State Total Cost
7) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, Public Not For Profit
78 84
$16,308
In State Total Cost
8) Western New Mexico University
Silver City, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,340
In State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Albuquerque Campus
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,892
In State Total Cost
10) University of New Mexico Main Campus
Albuquerque, Public Not For Profit
59 78
$20,097
In State Total Cost
11) Brown Mackie College Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,143
In State Total Cost
12) National American University Albuquerque
Albuequerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,143
In State Total Cost
13) National American University Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,966
In State Total Cost
14) University of the Southwest
Hobbs, Private Not For Profit
24 41
$36,273
In State Total Cost
15) Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$42,692
In State Total Cost
16) Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$62,690
In State Total Cost
17) St John's College
Santa Fe, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a