Nursing Schools in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is home to 29 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 19 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in New Mexico.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in New Mexico

Listed below are all nursing schools in New Mexico. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 29 nursing schools in the state of New Mexico. And according to our database 2 schools have been closed permanently.

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University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate100.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,703

Programs offered

  • ADN

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Roswell, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,107

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,510

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN

Brookline College-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate95.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,287

Programs offered

  • BSN

San Juan College

Farmington, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,470

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,230

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,569

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Gallup, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,313

Programs offered

  • ADN

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Carlsbad, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,124

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
Cost per annum$6,271

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • BSN

National American University-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,451

Programs offered

  • BSN

Carrington College-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate84.7%
Cost per annum$21,051

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Clovis Community College

Clovis, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
Cost per annum$7,466

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,753

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

Luna Community College

Las Vegas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate79.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate86.4%
Cost per annum$4,898

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate77.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,118

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate75.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,605

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate60.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate90.3%
Cost per annum$18,631

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate37.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,933

Programs offered

  • ADN

Anamarc College - Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,481

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,783

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Alamogordo, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,474

Programs offered

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,213

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Los Lunas, NM
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,165

Programs offered

  • ADN

Albuquerque Barber College

Albuquerque, NM
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Career Enrichment Center

Northeast Albuquerque, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Dona Ana Community College

Las Cruces, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Vista College

Las Cruces, NM
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

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

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


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