# 2022 best colleges in New Mexico

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, New Mexico

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $25,475

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,499

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### St. John's College

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,028

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $12,727

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Gallup, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,499

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Grants

Grants, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,499

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,499

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,499

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College

Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Roswell, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,479

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of the Southwest

Hobbs, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,066

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,237

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.