To identify the Best Colleges in New Mexico for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in New Mexico anywhere.

New Mexico hosts more than 50 colleges and universities including career-focused schools, technical schools, art schools and more. New Mexico’s population has high percentages of Native Americans and Mexicans giving the state a rich culture.

The capital city Santa Fe is home to the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and the private Santa Fe University of Art and Design. But, most of the colleges in New Mexico are found elsewhere.

Top-ranked University of New Mexico, Main Campus is in Albuquerque and New Mexico State University, Main Campus is located in Las Cruces. One of the most highly-regarded New Mexico colleges is the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Regional Information about New Mexico

Regional Information About New Mexico
Major Cities: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho
Attractions: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Cost of Living: Best Places New Mexico Cost of Living
Popular Schools: New Mexico Tech, New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in New Mexico takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. New Mexico Tech
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  2. New Mexico State University
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  3. University of New Mexico
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  4. Eastern New Mexico University
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  5. New Mexico Highlands University
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  6. Western New Mexico University
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  7. Northern New Mexico College
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  8. Navajo Technical College
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  9. St. John's College - Santa Fe
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  10. University of the Southwest
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  11. University of Phoenix - Albuquerque
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  12. Brookline College - Albuquerque
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  13. National American University - Albuquerque
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  14. Southwest University of Visual Arts - Albuquerque
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  15. National American University - Albuquerque
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  16. Southwest University of Visual Arts - Albuquerque
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  17. National American University - Albuquerque West
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  18. Southwest Acupuncture College - Santa Fe
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  19. Southwestern College - New Mexico
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