Public Colleges in New Mexico

The 2023 Directory of New Mexico Public Colleges and Costs

New Mexico Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $4,942 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $119 from the 2019-2020 average of $4,823 and represents a 2.47% 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 14,680 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,604. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is the most expensive public school in New Mexico with an in-state tuition of $7,031.

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 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore New Mexico Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
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 Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico

$6,604 50 39
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
Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

$4,417 NA NA