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Cheapest Colleges in New Mexico

Discover New Mexico’s best college values! Compare tuitions, admission rates and other stats for public and private schools statewide.

Which New Mexico Colleges are the Cheapest?

College tuition is on the up and up these days, and it's no exception in New Mexico. However, state residents can take advantage of reduced tuition rates by staying in the state for their college education. By reducing how much you have to pay for tuition annually, you will be able to better budget for other critical expenses such as food, transportation, housing, utilities, and school supplies, to name a few. To help ease your college search, we have put together a list below of New Mexico's colleges boasting the lowest in-state tuition rates.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Albuquerque

NM

$9,222

2 year

35.77%

$0

2

San Juan College

Farmington

NM

$5,631

2 year

52.14%

$984

3

Clovis Community College

Clovis

NM

$10,024

2 year

59.02%

$1,008

4

Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari

NM

$6,753

2 year

69.09%

$1,152

5

Luna Community College

Las Vegas

NM

$6,430

2 year

48.28%

$1,152

6

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque

NM

$4,447

2 year

59.5%

$1,200

7

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus

Ruidoso

NM

$8,440

2 year

44.93%

$1,272

8

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs

NM

$7,228

2 year

62.25%

$1,296

9

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Gallup

NM

$7,208

2 year

58.08%

$1,454

10

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas

NM

$6,830

2 year

57.04%

$1,471

11

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Roswell

NM

$7,978

2 year

51.52%

$1,536

12

New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell

NM

$5,936

2 year

39.85%

$1,571

13

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad

NM

$5,978

2 year

44.85%

$1,608

14

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

Los Alamos

NM

$7,676

2 year

45.16%

$1,662

15

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe

NM

$9,736

2 year

58.35%

$1,695

16

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos

NM

$9,465

2 year

46.53%

$1,728

17

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces

NM

$5,281

2 year

59.14%

$1,776

18

New Mexico State University-Grants

Grants

NM

$3,849

2 year

38.75%

$1,968

19

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo

NM

$5,192

2 year

42.55%

$2,232

20

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola

NM

$8,736

4 year

50%

$2,748

21

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint

NM

$2,939

4 year

57.14%

$2,760

22

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales

NM

$10,428

4 year

59.33%

$3,065

23

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas

NM

$10,241

4 year

48.42%

$3,192

24

Western New Mexico University

Silver City

NM

$10,994

4 year

55.29%

$3,562

25

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

Santa Fe

NM

$11,191

4 year

66.67%

$3,600

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