Best Colleges in New Mexico

Program Excellence, Post-College Earning Used to Determine Top 22 Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) April 14, 2017 –, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges in New Mexico for 2017. Of the 8 four-year schools that were included on the list, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico and University of the Southwest came in as the top five. Of the 14 two-year schools that qualified, San Juan College, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico State University Alamogordo, Eastern New Mexico University—Roswell Campus and New Mexico Junior College were the top colleges. A full list of schools is included below.

“A certificate or degree can go a long way when it comes to career advancement or making a career change,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These New Mexico schools have a proven track record of helping students maximize their employment potential by offering outstanding career services and degree programs.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in New Mexico” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional metrics including the number of degree programs offered, career resources, academic counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in New Mexico” list, visit

The Best Four-Year Colleges in New Mexico for 2017 include:
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of the Southwest
  • Western New Mexico University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in New Mexico for for 2017 include:
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Clovis Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus
  • Luna Community College
  • Mesalands Community College
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • New Mexico State University - Alamogordo
  • New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State University - Dona Ana
  • San Juan College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
  • University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

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