Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- New Mexico -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s New Mexico Ranking of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students was designed to specifically address the unique concerns of students who fall outside the "norm" of first-time, full-time degree seekers under the age of 24.

Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students - New Mexico -

University of New Mexico - Main Campus tops our New Mexico list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. UNM charges tuition and fees of $22,038 ($7,449 for New Mexico residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 57.8%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,150. The average salary for recent graduates is $59,000.

The total ranking includes 9 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $4,070 to $22,038 (in-state from $4,070 to $16,200). Acceptance rates range from 57.3% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 940 to 1,150 and average salaries of graduates range from $58,000 to $70,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of New Mexico - Main CampusAlbuquerque, New Mexico$7,449 / $22,038
2University of the SouthwestHobbs, New Mexico$16,200
3Eastern New Mexico University - Main CampusPortales, New Mexico$5,918 / $11,693
4New Mexico Highlands UniversityLas Vegas, New Mexico$5,954 / $9,288
5New Mexico State University - Main CampusLas Cruces, New Mexico$6,461 / $21,022
6Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, New Mexico$6,065 / $13,538
7Northern New Mexico CollegeEspanola, New Mexico$4,765 / $13,619
8Navajo Technical CollegeCrownpoint, New Mexico$4,070
9Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native CultureSanta Fe, New Mexico$4,960

Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students Methodology Overview

A non-traditional student could be a working adult going back to school, a parent, or another student who needs to take part-time classes due to other responsibilities. Our rankings for non-traditional students were developed based on the premise that these students are looking for flexible learning options, as well as high-quality outcomes for graduates. Thus our rankings emphasize colleges that offer the ability to take online courses and other factors that are important to older students. Within the mix, you’ll find traditional schools that offer online programs, as well as accredited online colleges that provide the best outcomes for students. Read our full Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students Methodology for more information.

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