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As a state that values its rich, cultural history, New Mexico also values its higher education. Colleges and universities in New Mexico are monitored by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHEC), which also oversees state financial aid programs, veteran education and training initiatives, and adult education programs. The New Mexico Assessment Task Force evaluates public higher earning institutions to ensure that students’ educational and personal needs are met, much in the way of an accrediting body. Additionally, NMHEC must also review and approve of any and all new courses proposed by public colleges in New Mexico. The two public college systems in New Mexico are the New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico systems, both of which have five campuses each across the state. There are also several private colleges and community colleges in New Mexico, many of which offer online degree programs. The University of New Mexico Online offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. Online colleges in New Mexico, such as Central New Mexico Community College and New Mexico Junior College, offer courses online. An NMHEC license is required for all online colleges in New Mexico.

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Brookline College
4201 Central Ave Nw-Ste J
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
(505) 880-2877

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 224-3000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
(505) 769-2811

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern New Mexico University
1500 S Ave K
Portales, New Mexico 88130
(575) 562-1011

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
52 University Blvd
Roswell, New Mexico 88203
(505) 624-7000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso
709 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
(505) 257-2120

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300
(505) 424-2331

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Luna Community College
Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 454-2500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Mesalands Community College
911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401-3352
(575) 461-4413

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
National American University-Albuquerque
4775 Indian School Road NE
Suite 200, Albuequerque, New Mexico 87110-3976
(505) 348-3700

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
National American University-Rio Rancho
1601 Rio Rancho
Suite 200, Highway 528 & Sara Road, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124-1903
(505) 348-3750

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Navajo Technical College
Lower Point Road
State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849
(505) 786-4100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico Highlands University
University Ave
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 425-7511

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
(800) 428-8324

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico Junior College
5317 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
(505) 492-2787

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
(575) 439-3600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 234-9200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
3400 S Espina
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 527-7500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico State University-Grants
1500 Third Street
Grants, New Mexico 87020
(505) 287-7981

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-0111

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
(505) 747-2100

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd
Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699
(505) 326-3311

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887
(505) 428-1000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Rd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120-3101
(505) 346-2347

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
200 College Rd
Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5697
(505) 863-7500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544-2233
(505) 662-5919

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque
New Mexico 87131-0001
(505) 277-0111

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of New Mexico-Taos Branch
115 Civic Plaza Dr
Taos, New Mexico 87571-6401
(505) 737-6200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031-7633
(505) 925-8500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus
5700 Pasadena NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570
(800) 333-8671

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
University of the Southwest
6610 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
(505) 392-6561

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
(505) 538-6336

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission