New Mexico Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in New Mexico?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in New Mexico was $4,635 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $511 from the 2015-2016 average of $4,124 and represents a 12.39% annual increase. The list of New Mexico public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of New Mexico and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 27 public colleges and universities in New Mexico, the most popular being University of New Mexico Main Campus with 16,897 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,109. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is the most expensive public school in New Mexico with an in-state tuition of $6,440.

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 Main Campus
Portales, 2,803 Students
$3,842 32 69
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus
Roswell, 972 Students
$2,040 - -
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Campus
Ruidoso, 144 Students
$1,480 - -
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
Santa Fe, 317 Students
$4,700 - -
Luna Community College
Las Vegas, 292 Students
$1,248 - -
Mesalands Community College
Tucumcari, 223 Students
$1,392 - -
Navajo Technical College
Crownpoint, 868 Students
$3,420 - -
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, 1,874 Students
$4,320 - -
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, 1,475 Students
$6,440 78 82
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 - -
New Mexico State University Main Campus
Las Cruces, 11,133 Students
$5,515 44 78
Northern New Mexico College
Espanola, 632 Students
$3,447 - -
San Juan College
Farmington, 2,374 Students
$1,176 - -