University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87106

The University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is part of the University of New Mexico System, along with four other campuses. The university was founded in 1880 in Albuquerque. The campus now includes over 600 acres of land about a mile east of the downtown area. Several of the university buildings on campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Hodgin Hall, which was the university’s first building. Many of the buildings also feature the distinct Pueblo style of architecture that is popular in the area. 

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing offers a total of seven nursing programs. The undergraduate programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The school also has an Associate Degree in Nursing program. Graduate-level programs include MSN, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. The baccalaureate and graduate programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the ADN program is accredited by the ACEN. The college of nursing helps prepare students for the NCLEX-RN exam. The 2017 graduating class had a 94.2% pass rate for the exam. The university also ranked nationally as one of the top nursing schools in the nation. In fact, they were ranked 10th nationally for providing the best value BSN programs.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. ADN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 202
Nursing Science Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 33
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 10
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Career Enrichment Center
1.12 miles away
Northern New Mexico College
70.3 miles away
New Mexico Highlands University
86.35 miles away
Navajo Technical University
95.56 miles away
Adams State University
170.29 miles away
Western New Mexico University
185.61 miles away
Vista College
190.37 miles away
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
193.53 miles away
Dona Ana Community College
193.88 miles away
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
195.99 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
06/19/1991 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2014 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2012 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 600
SAT: Math480 to 600
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,790
30k to 48k$13,006
48k to 75k$14,793
75k to 110k$15,748
Over 110k$17,443
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $248.00 $856.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $260.00 $260.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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