Degree-granting higher education institutions are represented in 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located, contains the most institutions at ten. The New Mexico Higher Education Enrollment report is completely free to download and will include data on student demographics, enrollment patterns, and degree completions at both the undergraduate and graduate level. You can download the report on the State of New Mexico here:

Highlights of the report

New Mexico has 40 degree-granting institutions

  • Public, 2-year – 19
  • Public, 4-year – 9
  • Private, not-for-profit, 4-Year – 3
  • Private for-profit, 2-year – 3
  • Private for-profit, 4-year – 6

These degree-granting institutions enrolled 110,178 undergraduate students and 20,084 graduate students. New Mexico has decreased, since 2012, in the number of undergraduate students but increased in the number of students choosing to enroll in distance education. At the graduate level, enrollments have also decreased creased since 2012, but the number of students enrolling in distance education has increased.