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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in New Mexico

4 Colleges
611 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,068 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in New MexicoEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in New Mexico. With 611 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.7% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in New Mexico ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in New Mexico

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Education Schools in New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Portales. In addition to being on our best value list, Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in New Mexico ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $14,747. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus be around $67,689. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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New Mexico Highlands University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands University is a public school with a small student population. New Mexico Highlands University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Education in New Mexico list.

At New Mexico Highlands University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $15,399 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $71,143 to get a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of New Mexico - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public college with a very large student population. UNM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in New Mexico list.

At UNM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,527. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNM is $138,777. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Las Cruces. In addition to being on our best value list, New Mexico State University - Main Campus has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in New Mexico ranking.

It takes about 4.8 years for the average student at New Mexico State University - Main Campus to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,597. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $116,836. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 3,050
Texas 1,415
Oklahoma 1,293

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 339
Teacher Education Subject Specific 191
Special Education 73
Instructional Media Design 7
General Education 1

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 652
Social Sciences 433
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 121
Communication & Journalism 117
History 92

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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