Higher education is a priority in New Mexico. The state is home to three major research universities, four comprehensive four-year institutions, seven independent community colleges, three cooperative education sites and many specialized learning facilities, totaling 50 locations statewide. The following is a list of state-funded throughout New Mexico:

Four-Year Universities & Colleges

Two-Year Community Colleges

Two-Year Branch Community Colleges

Tribal Colleges

Special Schools


Lottery Scholarship

New Mexico’s Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program makes higher education possible for all students. The program helps pay tuition expenses for New Mexico high school graduates (or GED recipients) who plan to attend an eligible New Mexico public college or university.