New Mexico Colleges

New Mexico hosts more than 50 colleges and universities including career-focused schools, technical schools, art schools and more. New Mexico’s population has high percentages of Native Americans and Mexicans giving the state a rich culture. The capital city Santa Fe is home to the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and the private Santa Fe University of Art and Design. But, most of the colleges in New Mexico are found elsewhere. Top-ranked University of New Mexico, Main Campus is in Albuquerque and New Mexico State University, Main Campus is located in Las Cruces. One of the most highly-regarded New Mexico colleges is the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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New Mexico College and Degree Offerings

From Technology to Nursing, New Mexico colleges and universities offer a wide range of programs. Top-ranked New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology is a prestigious choice for bachelors degree and masters degree seekers interested in technical studies, but several career colleges offer 2-year career training degrees in technology-focused subjects as well. Beyond technology, many public and private colleges and universities offer all kinds of degrees and certificate programs. Community colleges in New Mexico are widespread providing associates degree choices for students across the state.

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New Mexico Career Opportunities

New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is filled with career opportunities for graduates of New Mexico colleges especially with Santa Fe, one of the top cities in the US showing job growth. Two areas that are always safe bets and always in demand are Health & Medical Services and Education. Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS), Medical Assistant Professions and Pharmacy Technician/ Assistant careers are top choices. With Early Childhood Education and Education and Teaching not far behind. New Mexico also has a strong aerospace industry providing ample opportunities in Aircraft Maintenance and Welding Technology/Welder. In fact, many jobs are military-based because the state is home to three air force bases and federal technology labs. As the state tries to boost its economy even further, the government is offering incentive to businesses making Management and General Business careers valuable.