Nursing Schools in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is home to 28 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 17 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in New Mexico. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in New Mexico

Best Value LPN Programs in New Mexico

Complete List of Nursing Schools in New Mexico

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in New Mexico. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,725
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate100.0%
RN Programs best-value score96.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Roswell, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,231
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.3%
RN Programs best-value score96.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
San Juan College

San Juan College

Farmington, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,018
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score97.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
Brookline College-Albuquerque

Brookline College-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,600
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
RN Programs best-value score54.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,283
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
RN Programs best-value score86.2

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
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,818
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
RN Programs best-value score91.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,891
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.4%
RN Programs best-value score95.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • BSN
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Gallup, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,505
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score95.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
Carrington College-Albuquerque

Carrington College-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,400
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.2%
RN Programs best-value score65.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score47.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Clovis Community College

Clovis Community College

Clovis, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,022
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.7%
RN Programs best-value score94.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Luna Community College

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,025
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate79.8%
RN Programs best-value score99.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,585
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.9%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,500
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate75.1%
RN Programs best-value score80.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Dona Ana Community College

Dona Ana Community College

Las Cruces, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,829
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate60.1%
RN Programs best-value score59.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score61.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
New Mexico Junior College

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,626
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate45.7%
RN Programs best-value score91.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
Navajo Technical University

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,045
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate37.9%
RN Programs best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,700
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate37.9%
RN Programs best-value score79.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Anamarc College - Santa Teresa

Anamarc College - Santa Teresa

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,830

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
National American University-Albuquerque

National American University-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,538

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,568

Programs offered

New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College

New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College

Las Cruces, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,441

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN
New Mexico State University-Main Campus

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM
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
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,408

Programs offered

  • ADN
Career Enrichment Center

Career Enrichment Center

Northeast Albuquerque, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Vista College

Vista College

Las Cruces, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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