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Cheapest Colleges in New Mexico by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in New Mexico are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in New Mexico? Leading the colleges list is Northern New Mexico College in Espanola with an in state tuition of $3,120.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,120
In State Tuition
1) Northern New Mexico College
Espanola, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,420
In State Tuition
2) Navajo Technical College
Crownpoint, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,476
In State Tuition
3) Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus
Portales, Public Not For Profit
41 74
$3,740
In State Tuition
4) Western New Mexico University
Silver City, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,952
In State Tuition
5) New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,460
In State Tuition
6) Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
Santa Fe, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,956
In State Tuition
7) New Mexico State University Main Campus
Las Cruces, Public Not For Profit
45 77
$5,841
In State Tuition
8) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, Public Not For Profit
78 84
$5,960
In State Tuition
9) University of New Mexico Main Campus
Albuquerque, Public Not For Profit
60 78
$9,840
In State Tuition
10) University of Phoenix Albuquerque Campus
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,132
In State Tuition
11) Brown Mackie College Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,960
In State Tuition
12) National American University Albuquerque
Albuequerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,960
In State Tuition
13) National American University Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,456
In State Tuition
14) University of the Southwest
Hobbs, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,044
In State Tuition
15) ITT Technical Institute Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,488
In State Tuition
16) Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$29,846
In State Tuition
17) Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$49,758
In State Tuition
18) St John's College
Santa Fe, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a