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New Mexico Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

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 $2,340 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $39 from the 2015-2016 average of $2,301 and represents a 1.69% 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 6,345 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $1,320. 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.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore New Mexico Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, 6,345 Students
$1,320 - -
Clovis Community College
Clovis, 772 Students
$1,296 - -
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus
Roswell, 972 Students
$2,040 - -
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Campus
Ruidoso, 144 Students
$1,480 - -
Luna Community College
Las Vegas, 292 Students
$1,248 - -
Mesalands Community College
Tucumcari, 223 Students
$1,392 - -
New Mexico Junior College
Hobbs, 629 Students
$1,344 - -
New Mexico Military Institute
Roswell, 412 Students
$400 - -
New Mexico State University Alamogordo
Alamogordo, 384 Students
$2,232 - -
New Mexico State University Carlsbad
Carlsbad, 374 Students
$1,776 - -
New Mexico State University Dona Ana
Las Cruces, 3,417 Students
$1,962 - -
New Mexico State University Grants
Grants, 164 Students
$2,088 - -
San Juan College
Farmington, 2,374 Students
$1,176 - -
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, 1,050 Students
$1,800 - -
University of New Mexico Gallup Campus
Gallup, 883 Students
$1,732 - -
University of New Mexico Los Alamos Campus
Los Alamos, 174 Students
$1,968 - -
University of New Mexico Taos Campus
Ranchos de Taos, 301 Students
$1,854 - -
University of New Mexico Valencia County Campus
Los Lunas, 562 Students
$1,788 - -