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The New Mexico Higher Education Department is in charge of creating and orchestrating policies and programs to foster higher education growth throughout the state. In addition to supporting higher education institutions in New Mexico, the department also pioneers career training and development programs so students can “successfully [compete] in a global workforce.” The department works alongside universities, colleges, and online schools in New Mexico to pioneer new educational courses and policies to contribute to the success of students and communities in the state. Students and parents who have a complaint regarding public or private post secondary institutions in New Mexico are encouraged to contact the department. To file a complaint, a person may contact the department, or submit a complaint form online.

New Mexico Higher Education Department

2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87595-2100
(505) 476-8404

The Growth of Online Education in New Mexico

Ever since its creation, the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s mission has been to increase overall college enrollment in New Mexico. With the knowledge that not every student will explore the traditional brick-and-mortar college, the New Mexico Higher Education Department also works to improve the quality and availability of online schools in New Mexico.

Adult Education and the Workforce

Much of the work of the department focuses on educating adults over the age of 25, due to the fact that, according to the department website, more than one in five adults over the age of 25 in New Mexico have not finished high school. With the help of public and private universities, colleges, and online colleges, the department aims to provide adult education to this segment of the New Mexico population. With the help of the department and various universities, colleges, and online colleges, 23,248 adults received educational services through 27 adult education administrative centers. As of 2010, more than 1,250 of those students have obtained jobs; 2,691 have passed the GED; and 1,050 have enrolled in post secondary education.

Educational Partnerships

The Department has worked alongside two-year and four-year colleges to create incentive programs for students to attend post secondary institutions. Many of these incentive programs incorporate the use of technology and online courses in order to introduce affordable, efficient college options for students. Furthermore, the department has introduced policies that will increase the staff capacity in New Mexico higher education institutions to monitor and implement state policies in online colleges. Many of the programs will focus on creating short-term, career-oriented training programs in courses like business, cosmetology, allied health, trade, and other technical fields in online college courses.

Workforce Development

New Mexico’s Center on Education and the Workforce reports that by 2018, nearly 61% of all job openings will require workers with at least some college education; 31% will require a bachelor’s degree or better, and 30% will require some college or a two-year associate degree. That said, the department has created programs and policies that encourage workers to pursue continued education through Master of Business Administration programs and other career-centric majors and online courses. The focus is on statewide economic development and specific workforce and education priorities for the whole state. A workforce training committee that is composed of college deans, community and business representatives, economic developers, and key community leaders, was created to develop training and curricula for workforce needs in the state. Many of these initiatives are completed by creating more online college course options.

The Career Outlook for New Mexico Graduates

The career outlook for the New Mexico workforce is brighter than that in many other states. Between 2010 and 2020, employment is expected to grow 15.9%, with many industries — primarily those that require some sort of college education — growing more than average. Perhaps as a reflection of the state’s prioritization of education, the educational services industry is expected to grow 25.8% by 2020, placing it third in industry growth behind health care and social assistance, at 28.1%; and mining, at 26%. Other fields, such as business and finance, and scientific and professional services, will also experience growth by 2020. Degrees in education, nursing, social work, safety engineering, business, or biochemistry might be helpful to succeed in the state’s fastest-growing industries and top jobs.

Interpreter or Translator

Projected Increase:
42%
Employment in 2010:
380
Employment by 2020:
540

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Projected Increase:
42%
Employment in 2010:
150
Employment by 2020:
210

Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist

Projected Increase:
39%
Employment in 2010:
430
Employment by 2020:
600

Special Education Teacher

Projected Increase:
33%
Employment in 2010:
2,320
Employment by 2020:
3,100

Software Developer, Systems Software

Projected Increase:
33%
Employment in 2010:
1,880
Employment by 2020:
2,500

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Colleges & Universities in New Mexico

Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 482
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Contact: (505) 224-3000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 29291
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
Contact: (505) 769-2811
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3870
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 4501 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Contact: (505) 473-6011
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 482
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1500 S Ave K
Portales, New Mexico 88130
Contact: (575) 562-1011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 5574
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 52 University Blvd
Roswell, New Mexico 88203
Contact: (505) 624-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3606
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 709 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
Contact: (505) 257-2120
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1023
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 5441 E. 22nd St. Ste. 125
Tucson, Arizona 85711-5444
Contact: (520) 748-9799
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300
Contact: (505) 424-2331
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 394
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 5100 Masthead N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate degree; bachelor’s degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Contact: (505) 454-2500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1860
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401-3352
Contact: (575) 461-4413
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 869
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 4775 Indian School Road NE
Suite 200, Albuequerque, New Mexico 87110-3976
Contact: (505) 348-3700
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 551
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1601 Rio Rancho
Suite 200, Highway 528 & Sara Road, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124-1903
Contact: (505) 348-3750
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 551
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: Lower Point Road
State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849
Contact: (505) 786-4100
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 1143
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: University Ave
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Contact: (505) 425-7511
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3781
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Contact: (800) 428-8324
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2009
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 5317 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Contact: (505) 492-2787
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3153
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Contact: (575) 439-3600
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3372
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Contact: (575) 234-9200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1744
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 3400 S Espina
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Contact: (575) 527-7500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 9803
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1500 Third Street
Grants, New Mexico 87020
Contact: (505) 287-7981
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1257
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Contact: (575) 646-0111
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 18026
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Contact: (505) 747-2100
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1496
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Address: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; associate degree; two but less than four years certificate
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 905
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Address: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 905
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 4601 College Blvd
Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699
Contact: (505) 326-3311
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 9464
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887
Contact: (505) 428-1000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 5023
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 9169 Coors Rd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120-3101
Contact: (505) 346-2347
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 480
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 200 College Rd
Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5697
Contact: (505) 863-7500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2528
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544-2233
Contact: (505) 662-5919
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 511
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: Albuquerque
New Mexico 87131-0001
Contact: (505) 277-0111
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree; First-professional degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 27270
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 115 Civic Plaza Dr
Taos, New Mexico 87571-6401
Contact: (505) 737-6200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1050
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031-7633
Contact: (505) 925-8500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.
Address: 5700 Pasadena NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3672
Accrediting Agency: University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.
Address: 5700 Pasadena NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3672
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 6610 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Contact: (505) 392-6561
Website: Learn more
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
Contact: (505) 538-6336
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3194