10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Mexico For 2019

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. University of the Southwest
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  4. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
  5. New Mexico Highlands University
  6. St. John’s College
  7. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
  8. Western New Mexico University
  9. Northern New Mexico College
  10. 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 11 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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Mexico

Rank College Employed
1 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 87.12%
2 University of the Southwest 86.53%
3 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 83.92%
4 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 83.5%
5 New Mexico Highlands University 82.54%
6 St. John’s College 82.29%
7 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus 81.19%
8 Western New Mexico University 79.16%
9 Northern New Mexico College 75.09%
10 Navajo Technical University 68.46%
11 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development 66.67%
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