Community Colleges in New Mexico
Community colleges in New Mexico offer education opportunities that usually last no more than two years. Community colleges offer several options, including transfer programs to four year institutions or technical degrees and certificates for entry into the workforce upon graduation. Community colleges tend to have lower tuition than their four year counterparts, which is particularly appealing for individuals wishing to save money while receiving a quality education. Although community colleges are traditionally two year public institutions, some four year hybrid schools may also be listed below as they are still primarily associate degree granting institutions.
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Community Colleges in Albuquerque
We have ranked the community colleges in the Albuquerque area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at https://www.cnm.edu
Central New Mexico Community College Highlights
- Serving students from Albuquerque and surrounding areas
- 34% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $1,500 per year for state residents ($7,000 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in New Mexico
The table below lists all the other community colleges in New Mexico that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
|41%||University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus||Los Alamos, NM|
|39%||Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso||Ruidoso, NM|
|39%||New Mexico Junior College||Hobbs, NM|
|32%||Mesalands Community College||Tucumcari, NM|
|32%||Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus||Roswell, NM|
|31%||Santa Fe Community College||Santa Fe, NM|
|29%||New Mexico State University - Alamogordo||Alamogordo, NM|
|28%||Clovis Community College||Clovis, NM|
|27%||New Mexico State University - Grants||Grants, NM|
|25%||San Juan College||Farmington, NM|
|19%||Dona Ana Community College||Las Cruces, NM|
|19%||Luna Community College||Las Vegas, NM|
|19%||New Mexico State University - Carlsbad||Carlsbad, NM|
|16%||University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus||Gallup, NM|
|10%||University of New Mexico - Taos Campus||Ranchos de Taos, NM|
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both New Mexico in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.