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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Mexico

4 Colleges
628 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,812 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New MexicoIn 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities students earned 628 bachelor's degrees from a New Mexico school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Mexico ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New Mexico

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

St. John's College

Santa Fe, NM

St. John's College tops the 2021 list of our schools in New Mexico that are best for non-traditional liberal arts / sciences and humanities students. St. John's is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Santa Fe. St. John's also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Mexico rankings.

The student loan default rate at St. John’s is lower than is typical, just 4.8% of students default in three years. 21 students are part time.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Portales, ENMU - Main Campus is a public college with a medium-sized student population. ENMU - Main Campus not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Mexico list.

2,672 of ENMU - Main Campus students are exclusively distance learners. 3,202 of ENMU - Main Campus students are attending part time. ENMU - Main Campus does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to New Mexico State University - Main Campus. NMSU Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Las Cruces. NMSU Main Campus not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Mexico list.

There are approximately 4,521 students at NMSU Main Campus that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,156 part time students in attendance at NMSU Main Campus. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public school with a very large student population. UNM did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Mexico list.

There are approximately 7,371 students at UNM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,422 part time students in attendance at UNM. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 966
Texas 3,478
Oklahoma 1,259

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 4,730

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 622
English Language & Literature 401
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 300
Philosophy & Religious Studies 61

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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