New Mexico Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in New Mexico by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in New Mexico by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in New Mexico but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in New Mexico for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our New Mexico tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in New Mexico are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in New Mexico? Leading the colleges list is Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint with an out of state total cost of $11,940.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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New Mexico's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Navajo Technical College

Crownpoint, Public Not For Profit

$11,940 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Albuquerque Campus

Albuquerque, Private For Profit

$16,650 NA NA
#3 Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus

Portales, Public Not For Profit

$16,698 28 18
#4 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

Santa Fe, Public Not For Profit

$17,744 NA NA
#5 New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, Public Not For Profit

$19,860 NA NA
#6 Brown Mackie College Albuquerque

Albuquerque, Private For Profit

$20,097 NA NA
#7 Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, Public Not For Profit

$23,382 NA NA
#8 National American University Albuquerque

Albuequerque, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA
#9 National American University Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#10 Western New Mexico University

Silver City, Public Not For Profit

$25,707 NA NA
#11 University of the Southwest

Hobbs, Private Not For Profit

$25,970 NA NA
#12 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, Public Not For Profit

$33,298 69 81
#13 New Mexico State University Main Campus

Las Cruces, Public Not For Profit

$33,854 45 89
#14 University of New Mexico Main Campus

Albuquerque, Public Not For Profit

$34,540 51 50
#15 Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque

Albuquerque, Private For Profit

$36,248 NA NA
#16 Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, Private For Profit

$42,692 NA NA
#17 St John's College

Santa Fe, Private Not For Profit

$49,265 60 95