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IPEDS ID: 187985
OPE ID: 00266300
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University of New Mexico-Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
General information:  (505) 277-0111
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  28,592 (22,416 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The mission of the University of New Mexico is to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,0401,523
Research and public service274783
Total graduate assistants-1,529
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$944$958$1,030$1,0481.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,948$8,068$8,312$8,4541.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,392$8,518$8,774$8,9542.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$17,918$18,407$19,074$20,0945.3%
Off Campus$19,546$20,059$20,774$21,8525.2%
Off Campus with Family$9,970$10,339$10,762$11,6398.1%
On Campus$31,103$32,517$33,712$33,9360.7%
Off Campus$32,731$34,169$35,412$35,6940.8%
Off Campus with Family$23,155$24,449$25,400$25,4810.3%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$5,924
In-state fees$1,320
Out-of-state tuition$20,002
Out-of-state fees$1,320
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,29398%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,22896%$18,461,899$5,719
Federal grants1,30539%$5,857,055$4,488
Pell grants1,29638%$5,832,170$4,500
Other federal grants110%$24,885$2,262
State/local government grant or scholarships2,61778%$7,418,924$2,835
Institutional grants or scholarships1,74252%$5,185,920$2,977
Student loan aid1,16935%$6,199,935$5,304
Federal student loans1,15134%$5,576,558$4,845
Other student loans582%$623,377$10,748
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid116,70673%$100,798,793$6,034
Pell grants8,78338%$37,150,804$4,230
Federal student loans8,85539%$62,623,109$7,072
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,272$11,001$11,101
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,569$6,774$7,100
$30,001 – $48,000$8,350$8,323$8,636
$48,001 – $75,000$11,035$10,151$10,514
$75,001 – $110,000$12,755$14,497$11,722
$110,001 and more$13,030$16,301$13,397
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment28,592
Undergraduate enrollment22,416
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,250
Graduate enrollment6,176
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 6%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 88%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 42%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants11,4674,9636,504
Percent admitted65%63%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%47%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470610
SAT Math470600
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1825
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 44%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 23%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 66%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 52%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General---9
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-13--
Environmental Design/Architecture18---
Landscape Architecture-10--
Category total5653-9
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1---
American Indian/Native American Studies12---
American/United States Studies/Civilization565-
Asian Studies/Civilization6---
European Studies/Civilization0---
Latin American Studies43--
Russian Studies0---
Women's Studies3--1
Category total31951
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2301115-
Category total2711115-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General473232-0
Category total473279-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies14---
Category total115---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General27226-
Computer Science---1
Category total272261
Art Teacher Education418--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-212-
Curriculum and Instruction--2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching32---
Education, Other--1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-13621
Elementary Education and Teaching15596--
Health Teacher Education7312--
Music Teacher Education10---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12277-
Secondary Education and Teaching4434--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-339-
Special Education and Teaching, General434720
Technical Teacher Education-273-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education12---
Category total3853283223
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-2--
Chemical Engineering196--
Civil Engineering, General1912--
Civil Engineering, Other1---
Computer Engineering, General1812--
Construction Engineering-2--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2928--
Engineering Science12---
Engineering, General--36-
Manufacturing Engineering-0--
Mechanical Engineering6219--
Nuclear Engineering117--
Water Resources Engineering-8--
Category total1719636-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10--
English Language and Literature, General117135-
Rhetoric and Composition5679-
Category total1733014-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General3250-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General214--
Human Development and Family Studies, General5---
Category total5890-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General11---
Comparative Literature12--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General17---
French Language and Literature141-
German Language and Literature51--
Portuguese Language and Literature03--
Russian Language and Literature1---
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation12---
Spanish Language and Literature2393-
Category total86244-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist22---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician25---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist302--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)24---
Health/Medical Physics-5121
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist16---
Nursing Science--5d-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-31--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-3--
Physical Therapy/Therapist-025-
Physician Assistant016--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies7---
Public Health, General-12--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse130d48d-3
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-15--
Category total254d133d192d4
History, General71112-
Category total71112-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Category total120---
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--110-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies192---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies14---
Category total206---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2272-
Statistics, General3d21-
Category total25d93-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies13---
Category total13---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science10---
Category total10---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total3361-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3344-
Geology/Earth Science, General24126-
Materials Science-133-
Optics/Optical Sciences-112-
Physics, General51113-
Category total655128-
Educational Psychology-52-
Psychology, General35289-
Category total3521311-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-54--
Category total-54--
Social Sciences
Economics, General48182-
Political Science and Government, General9755-
Category total2744627-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1441-
Art/Art Studies, General9218--
Dance, General132--
Digital Arts14---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General210--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies47---
Music Performance, General1620--
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology7---
Category total224471-
Grand total3,4931,23148738
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined117133
Swimming and Diving39
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1978 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1989 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses6/19/1991 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs8/2/1947 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1948 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)12/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/14/1976 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/20/1973 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1970 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1980 - 1/31/2002Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/1/1996 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1964 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1950 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1984 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations222012
Liquor law violations01115
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11158
Liquor law violations0912
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible224
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault81010
Motor vehicle theft315738
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault060
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate13.0%8.6%7.4%
Number in default634375326
Number in repayment4,8724,3594,366
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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