Located in the southwest of the U.S., New Mexico shares borders with Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. The state also borders Mexico to the south. U.S. Census Bureau estimates from 2013 put New Mexico’s total population at 2,085,287. Nearly 50 percent of the state’s residents are Hispanic. There is also a sizeable representation of Native Americans making New Mexico a truly multicultural state.
The New Mexico Higher Education Department oversees the state’s universities and community colleges. As of 2014, there were seven four-year public postsecondary institutions, ten two-year branch community colleges, seven two-year independent community colleges; and four Tribal postsecondary institutions in the state.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in New Mexico, contact the New Mexico Higher Education Department.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|New Mexico Highlands University||Architecture,Civil Engineering,Mechanical Engineering||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Eastern New Mexico University||Business,Education,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|New Mexico State University||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|