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Afforable New Mexico Colleges

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

Ranked List of the Most Afforable New Mexico Colleges

Out-of-state students must plan to pay higher tuition rates than in-state students in New Mexico. However, there are still ways to make sure you get the bang for your buck. We have compiled a list of New Mexico's colleges with the lowest out-of-state costs to help you budget wisely and save money. Keep in mind that not only is tuition higher for out-of-state students, but sometimes, the living expenses can be higher than where you currently live. Go through our list below to see which college in New Mexico will best fit your financial situation, lifestyle, and career goals.

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

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Albuquerque

NM

$9,222

2 year

35.77%

$0

2

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs

NM

$7,228

2 year

62.25%

$1,488

3

Clovis Community College

Clovis

NM

$10,024

2 year

59.02%

$2,136

4

Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari

NM

$6,753

2 year

69.09%

$2,136

5

Luna Community College

Las Vegas

NM

$6,430

2 year

48.28%

$2,184

6

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint

NM

$2,939

4 year

57.14%

$2,760

7

San Juan College

Farmington

NM

$5,631

2 year

52.14%

$2,952

8

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe

NM

$9,736

2 year

58.35%

$3,090

9

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus

Ruidoso

NM

$8,440

2 year

44.93%

$3,504

10

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad

NM

$5,978

2 year

44.85%

$3,528

11

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

Santa Fe

NM

$11,191

4 year

66.67%

$3,600

12

New Mexico State University-Grants

Grants

NM

$3,849

2 year

38.75%

$3,840

13

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Gallup

NM

$7,208

2 year

58.08%

$3,854

14

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Roswell

NM

$7,978

2 year

51.52%

$3,936

15

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas

NM

$6,830

2 year

57.04%

$4,092

16

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos

NM

$9,465

2 year

46.53%

$4,488

17

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

Los Alamos

NM

$7,676

2 year

45.16%

$4,776

18

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces

NM

$5,281

2 year

59.14%

$4,992

19

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo

NM

$5,192

2 year

42.55%

$5,184

20

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas

NM

$10,241

4 year

48.42%

$5,796

21

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque

NM

$4,447

2 year

59.5%

$6,480

22

New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell

NM

$5,936

2 year

39.85%

$6,682

23

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales

NM

$10,428

4 year

59.33%

$8,840

24

University of Phoenix-New Mexico

Albuquerque

NM

N/A

4 year

49.21%

$9,476

25

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola

NM

$8,736

4 year

50%

$10,211

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