Community Colleges in New Mexico

The 2022 Directory of New Mexico Community Colleges and Costs

New Mexico Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in New Mexico?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in New Mexico was $2,462 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $29 from the 2019-2020 average of $2,433 and represents a 1.19% annual increase. The list of New Mexico community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 18 community colleges and universities in New Mexico, the most popular being Central New Mexico Community College with 5,260 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $1,344. New Mexico State University Alamogordo is the most expensive community school in New Mexico with an in-state tuition of $2,232.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. New Mexico colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in New Mexico or cheap New Mexico colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore New Mexico Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico

$1,344 NA NA
Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico

$1,296 NA NA
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus

Roswell, New Mexico

$2,040 NA NA
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Campus

Ruidoso, New Mexico

$1,704 NA NA
Luna Community College

Las Vegas, New Mexico

$1,320 NA NA
Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari, New Mexico

$1,512 NA NA
New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico

$1,592 NA NA
New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell, New Mexico

$1,872 NA NA
New Mexico State University Alamogordo

Alamogordo, New Mexico

$2,232 NA NA
New Mexico State University Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico

$1,776 NA NA
New Mexico State University Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico

$1,962 NA NA
New Mexico State University Grants

Grants, New Mexico

$2,088 NA NA
San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

$1,248 NA NA
Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico

$1,830 NA NA
University of New Mexico Gallup Campus

Gallup, New Mexico

$1,682 NA NA
University of New Mexico Los Alamos Campus

Los Alamos, New Mexico

$1,968 NA NA
University of New Mexico Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

$1,800 NA NA
University of New Mexico Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas, New Mexico

$1,788 NA NA