New Mexico University

Choosing The Best New Mexico University

A Complete List of Universities in New Mexico

Choosing a New Mexico university is not an easy task. There are so many variables to consider. You'll need to know about the town you’ll be attending school in, online and distance programs, tuition prices and financial aid, and degree programs offered. We have five public universities in New Mexico, which are detailed below.

If you’d like to learn more about New Mexico’s private institutions, community colleges, trade schools, and junior colleges please visit our New Mexico Colleges page.

You deserve the best education possible and we are committed to offering you all the information available in order to help you make the best decision for your lifestyle.

So What Do I Know About New Mexico Universities?

Well, thanks for asking! I know you wouldn’t want to take advice from just anyone, but as a native I had the opportunity to attend two universities in New Mexico.

University of New Mexico (UNM)- This is the New Mexico university where I completed my baccalaureate. Living in Albuquerque, it was extremely convenient and cost-effective to attend UNM. I loved this campus; big, diverse, tons to see and do and a million different interesting classes.

I earned my Bachelors of Business Administration, so I worked through the Anderson School of Business, which is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited.

Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU)- This is the second New Mexico university I attended. Located in Portales, it is a much smaller campus. I found ENMU a perfect fit for my MBA studies because I was able to do the entire program online! They offer a wide variety of degrees solely online so it is an excellent option for non-traditional, out of state, and foreign students.
Central New Mexico
Zimmerman Library, UNM, University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico- Located in Albuquerque, this is the largest campus in New Mexico with 25,000-30,000 students. It is incredibly diverse and offers baccalaureate, graduate, and PhD programs in every discipline (education, business, engineering, science, language, English, dance, art, performing arts, political science, law, nursing, and more).

Northern New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University, NMHU, Las Vegas New Mexico

New Mexico Highlands University- Located in Las Vegas (New Mexico!), this is a small campus of about 3,500 students. The university offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in most popular subjects (business, arts and sciences, education, anthropology, art, political science, history, nursing, and more).

Eastern New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU, Portales New Mexico, Golden Library

Eastern New Mexico University- This campus is in Portales and averages about 4,000 students. The university offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in over 60 disciplines (business, art, performance art, education, English, history, sciences, communication, religion, math, political science, and more).

Southern New Mexico
Zuhl Library, NMSU, New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University- Based in Las Cruces this is the second largest university in New Mexico, boasting 20,000 students. This campus is large and diverse and offers baccalaureate, graduate and PhD programs in every discipline (history, English, agriculture and environmental science, engineering, business, nursing, language, art, performing arts, health and social sciences, and more).

Western New Mexico
Miller Library, WNMU, Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University- This campus is in Silver City and is a smaller, regional campus with about 3,000 students. Baccalaureate and graduate degrees are offered in many disciplines (English, business, criminal justice, accounting, nursing, social sciences, occupational therapy, and more).

You’re On Your Way!

Choosing a university is a big project, but you will find the right campus for your lifestyle and preferences by using our New Mexico universities guidelines. Each university page offers more information about the campus, the areas of study, and links to the university website. Have a great time in college and before you know it you’ll be a New Mexico university alumni!