University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87106
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students26,221
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 7 48
Post-master's certificate 2 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.3%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1170
ACT19 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$243/credit
In State Students$243/credit
Out of State Students$960/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$271/credit
In State Students$271/credit
Out of State Students$271/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,935 $10,935 $43,200
ADN 70 $17,010 $17,010 $67,200
BSN 125 $30,375 $30,375 $120,000
FNP 50 $13,550 $13,550 $13,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of University of New Mexico-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,579
Other Federal Grant 6% $925
State Grant & Scholarships 75% $3,456
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 77% $2,885
Federal Student Loans 33% $5,868
Private Loans 2% $8,682


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,108
$30,001 to $48,000$14,388
$48,001 to $75,000$16,239
$75,001 to $110,000$17,309
Over $110,000$18,451

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 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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