Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New Mexico

3 Colleges
804 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,098 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New MexicoEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in New Mexico. With 804 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New Mexico ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in New Mexico

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

Best Value Engineering Schools in New Mexico

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Socorro, New Mexico Tech is a public college with a small student population. New Mexico Tech also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Mexico list, coming in at #1.

It takes the average student at New Mexico Tech about 4.7 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,170. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Tech is about $128,242. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the suburb of Las Cruces. As a testament to the quality of education offered at New Mexico State University - Main Campus, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Mexico ranking.

At New Mexico State University - Main Campus, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and it costs about $24,597 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $116,836. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UNM has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Mexico ranking.

It takes the average student at UNM about 4.7 years to graduate, and it costs about $29,527 per year to attend the school. 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 UNM is $138,777. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 3,055
Texas 10,120
Oklahoma 1,695

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 284
Chemical Engineering 122
Electrical Engineering 102
Civil Engineering 81
Industrial Engineering 62

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 515
Computer & Information Sciences 198
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 149
Physical Sciences 135
Engineering Technologies 89

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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