2019 Best Online Colleges in New Mexico

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This list highlights the best online schools in New Mexico. Ranked #1, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is a non-profit, public institution that has an annual tuition rate of $5,763 and a median salary of $81,033. University of New Mexico is ranked #2 and charges students $10,471 each year for programs such as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Strategic Communication.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in New Mexico, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $5,763 Median Salary $81,033
#2 #2 University of New Mexico Annual Tuition $10,471 Median Salary $76,596
#3 #3 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $15,231 Median Salary $75,538
#4 #4 New Mexico State University Annual Tuition $22,044 Median Salary $74,400
#5 #5 New Mexico Highlands University Annual Tuition $10,590 Median Salary $72,106
#6 #6 University of the Southwest Annual Tuition $13,470 Median Salary $46,600
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2019 Online Colleges in New Mexico Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • Median Salary: $81,033
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Portales
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The online programs at Eastern New Mexico University’s Main Campus give students 24/7 access to higher education. The school offers more than 20 online bachelor’s degrees from the colleges of business, liberal arts and sciences, and education and technology. For graduate degrees, they offer more than a dozen online master’s programs in fields such as business, nursing, and education. Students can also earn graduate certificates online, such as an alternative licensure for teachers. Distance learners have access to many student resources, including online writing help, counseling, and specialized library services.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (37)

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Online Master's Degrees (22)

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Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,471
  • Median Salary: $76,596
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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The University of New Mexico’s online programs make higher education accessible to all, whether you’re an international student located halfway across the world or an Albuquerque resident working full time who can’t attend on-campus classes. All students pay the same affordable tuition rate regardless of their residency. UNM’s online programs include a 13 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s, and two graduate certificate in fields such as business, education, nursing, engineering, and intercultural communication. The school offers multiple start dates throughout the year, and nearly half of their online programs are taught in flexible eight-week course formats. These programs undergo regular, rigorous examinations to ensure they meet the highest standards for innovation in online learning.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,231
  • Median Salary: $75,538
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Silver City
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Western New Mexico University’s online programs give students the chance to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from home. They offer programs in business administration, education, nursing, and more. Their bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree allows students to customize their coursework to suit their academic and professional goals. With an average student-teacher ratio of 18:1 in online courses, instructors can provide the kind of personalized attention and flexibility non-traditional students may need to succeed. WNMU even offers a 24-hour online tutoring service so students can seek academic help at any time of the day. Most courses are offered asynchronously, though some require synchronous participation via web conferencing or on-campus attendance.  Prospective students are advised to review the requirements of their program before committing.

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (23)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

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  • Annual Tuition: $22,044
  • Median Salary: $74,400
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Las Cruces
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New Mexico State University, located in Las Cruces, is a public research institution offering online degrees to non-traditional students seeking flexible, affordable options for higher education. These include a broad range of bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs available fully online, as well as doctoral degrees available through hybrid on-campus and online classes. Students can study topics as wide ranging as gender and sexuality, public health, and electrical engineering. The BS in elementary education degree requires live attendance of virtual class meetings, but the majority of programs are offered through asynchronous courses.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (17)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,590
  • Median Salary: $72,106
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Las Vegas
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New Mexico Highlands University offers affordable distance learning options for non-traditional students seeking advanced degrees. At the undergraduate level, they offer an RN to BSN program for registered nurses; the online format allows students to study full- or part-time and to complete clinical work in their own communities. NMHU also offers an online master of business arts with concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, and more. Their three online MA in education programs allow teachers to focus their studies on curriculum and instruction, rehabilitation counseling, or special education.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,470
  • Median Salary: $46,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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The University of the Southwest is a private Christian institution offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees primarily in the field of business. They offer 11 different online bachelor of business administration degrees, including accounting, e-commerce, finance, marketing, and nonprofit management. At the graduate level, students can earn an MBA in one of ten areas, an MSE in exercise science, or an MSED in counseling or education administration. They also offer a doctorate in business administration. The school is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in New Mexico (19)

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