These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Mexico For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, New Mexico has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NM, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in New Mexico.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in New Mexico:

  1. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  2. New Mexico Highlands University
  3. St. John’s College
  4. University of the Southwest
  5. New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  6. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
  7. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
  8. Northern New Mexico College
  9. Navajo Technical University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of New Mexico has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In New Mexico For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 9 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in New Mexico that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New Mexico.’

1. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Socorro
Employed: 87.95%

2. New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Las Vegas
Employed: 85.25%

3. St. John’s College

St. John

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Santa Fe
Employed: 84.75%

4. University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hobbs
Employed: 84.71%

5. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Las Cruces
Employed: 83.88%

6. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Albuquerque
Employed: 82.97%

7. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portales
Employed: 81.51%

8. Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Espanola
Employed: 73.36%

9. Navajo Technical University

Navajo Technical University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Crownpoint
Employed: 72.57%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In New Mexico

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only New Mexico, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in New Mexico by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Mexico

Rank College Employed
1 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 87.95%
2 New Mexico Highlands University 85.25%
3 St. John’s College 84.75%
4 University of the Southwest 84.71%
5 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 83.88%
6 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 82.97%
7 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus 81.51%
8 Northern New Mexico College 73.36%
9 Navajo Technical University 72.57%
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