Nursing Schools in New Mexico

There are 28 nursing schools in New Mexico. This year, we evaluated 17 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, NM
Central New Mexico Community College
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,585

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This community college serves the metropolitan area of Albuquerque and it was formerly known as the Albuquerque Technical Institute. It was established back in 1964 and it serves over 35,000 students currently. ...

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2013
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • CNA
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Luna Community College
Las Vegas, NM
Luna Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,025
NCLEX-RN Pass rate79.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate83.0%

Luna Community College (LCC) is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. LCC was established back in 1969 and was originally known as the Luna Area Vocational Technical School. LCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and it offers more than 35 associate’s degree and vocational ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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San Juan College
Farmington, NM
San Juan College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,018

San Juan College (SJC) is located in Farmington, New Mexico. SJC was established back in 1956 and it now serves over 15,000 students. This community college offers hundreds of different degree and certificate programs as well as a renowned dual credit program that allows some high school ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
  • BSN
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Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Roswell, NM
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,231

Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus is located in Roswell, New Mexico and was established back in 1958. This branch of the Eastern New Mexico University offers many different, affordable academic opportunities including more than 80 associate’s degrees or certificates. Students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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University of New Mexico - Taos Campus
Ranchos de Taos, NM
University of New Mexico - Taos Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,725

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus (UNM-T) is located in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. UNM-T became a branch campus of the University of New Mexico back in 2003. It has gained a reputation as a great school for students in the community who are seeking robust academic opportunities. UNM-T ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Northern New Mexico College
Espanola, NM
Northern New Mexico College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,891
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate83.3%

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is located in Espanola, New Mexico. This public college was founded all the way back in 1909 in order to help educate Spanish-speaking members of the community and it currently serves over 1000 students. The school still primarily serves rural communities and ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • BSN
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New Mexico Junior College
Hobbs, NM
New Mexico Junior College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,626

New Mexico Junior College (NJMC) is located in Hobbs, New Mexico. NMJC was established in 1965 and it enrolls over 3000 students each semester on average. This school is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers students the opportunity to pursue various associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed
  • ADN
  • BSN
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University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
Gallup, NM
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,505

University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus (UNM-G) is located in Gallup, New Mexico. UNM-G was chartered as a community college more than four decades ago now. This school has always aimed to satisfy the diverse educational needs of the community with associate’s degree options, technical ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Clovis Community College
Clovis, NM
Clovis Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,022
NCLEX-RN Pass rate82.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.7%

Clovis Community College (CCC) is located in Clovis, New Mexico on a rural campus with more than 100 acres of space. Clovis was established back in 1991 and it is known for working closely with Eastern New Mexico University to provide further educational opportunities for students. It currently ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Navajo Technical University
Crownpoint, NM
Navajo Technical University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,045

Programs offered

  • ADN
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New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
Carlsbad, NM
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,818
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (NMSU Carlsbad) is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. NMSU Carlsbad was established back in 1950 and currently serves a student population of around 2000. This school has associate's degree and certificate program opportunities that will help to lead students ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,700

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,283

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
Western New Mexico University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,500

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Carrington College-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Carrington College-Albuquerque
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,400

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,829

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Brookline College-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Brookline College-Albuquerque
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,600

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Anamarc College - Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa, NM
Anamarc College - Santa Teresa
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Portales, NM
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,830

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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National American University-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
National American University-Albuquerque
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM
New Mexico Highlands University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,538

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
Alamogordo, NM
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,568

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2014
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New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College
Las Cruces, NM
New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,441

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN
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New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,449

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
Los Lunas, NM
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,408

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Career Enrichment Center
Northeast Albuquerque, NM
Career Enrichment Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Dona Ana Community College
Las Cruces, NM
Dona Ana Community College

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Vista College
Las Cruces, NM
Vista College

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque (Closed in 2017)
ADN

New Mexico's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


New Mexico's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


New Mexico Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 16,290 20.333 $33 $69,570
Nurse Anesthetists 40 0.045 $87 $180,970
Nurse Midwives 100 0.127 $50 $104,170
Nurse Practitioners 960 1.200 $52 $108,430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,140 2.672 $23 $48,170
Nursing Assistants 6,190 7.731 $13 $26,160
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey