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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:  27,844 (21,792 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,9781,513
Research and public service275822
Total graduate assistants-1,206
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$958$1,030$1,048$1,0641.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,068$8,312$8,580$8,5800.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,518$8,774$8,954$9,0581.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$18,407$19,074$20,220$20,2920.4%
Off Campus$20,059$20,774$21,852$22,0460.9%
Off Campus with Family$10,339$10,762$11,639$11,7420.9%
On Campus$32,517$33,712$34,038$34,1100.2%
Off Campus$34,169$35,412$35,670$35,8640.5%
Off Campus with Family$24,449$25,400$25,457$25,5600.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
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, 2013-2014
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 aid13,40098%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,39398%$14,421,577$4,250
Federal grants1,33338%$6,015,291$4,513
Pell grants1,31538%$5,965,746$4,537
Other federal grants521%$49,545$953
State/local government grant or scholarships1,93056%$2,835,327$1,469
Institutional grants or scholarships2,00458%$5,570,959$2,780
Student loan aid1,32238%$7,561,338$5,720
Federal student loans1,30838%$7,062,091$5,399
Other student loans582%$499,247$8,608
  • 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 aid120,86893%$32,557,274$1,560
Pell grants8,67739%$19,886,448$2,292
Federal student loans9,41842%$68,555,158$7,279
  • 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$11,001$11,101$12,840
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,774$7,100$9,056
$30,001 – $48,000$8,323$8,636$10,526
$48,001 – $75,000$10,151$10,514$11,959
$75,001 – $110,000$14,497$11,722$12,710
$110,001 and more$16,301$13,397$12,341
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment27,844
Undergraduate enrollment21,792
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,253
Graduate enrollment6,052
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants12,5745,4257,149
Percent admitted45%45%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled55%57%54%
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 2014 (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 Reading480620
SAT Math485620
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1925
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: 79%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
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 2006]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 53%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 42%
Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 29%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 39%
Hispanic/Latino: 46%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 30%
White: 51%
Two or more races: 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 48%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General---9
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-21--
Environmental Design/Architecture20---
Landscape Architecture-22--
Category total6373-11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2---
American Indian/Native American Studies10---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1252-
Asian Studies/Civilization7---
European Studies/Civilization1---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1---
Latin American Studies79--
Russian Studies0---
Women's Studies2--5
Category total421425
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General24196-
Category total28896-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General510251-4
Category total510294-4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies1---
Category total90---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General203311-
Computer Science---1
Category total2033111
Art Teacher Education416--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-303-
Curriculum and Instruction--1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching24---
Education, Other--2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-13517
Elementary Education and Teaching13371--
Health Teacher Education7011--
Music Teacher Education14---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching192213-
Secondary Education and Teaching4042--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-364-
Special Education and Teaching, General263560
Technical Teacher Education-194-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education11---
Category total3412953818
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-3--
Chemical Engineering336--
Civil Engineering, General3620--
Civil Engineering, Other4---
Computer Engineering, General2214--
Construction Engineering-2--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3431--
Engineering Science14---
Engineering, General--37-
Manufacturing Engineering-5--
Mechanical Engineering6516--
Nuclear Engineering76--
Water Resources Engineering-5--
Category total21510837-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing03--
English Language and Literature, General123167-
Rhetoric and Composition5958-
Category total1822415-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General2521-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General235--
Human Development and Family Studies, General5---
Category total5371-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6---
Comparative Literature04--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General29---
French Language and Literature020-
German Language and Literature22--
Portuguese Language and Literature33--
Russian Language and Literature1---
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation16---
Spanish Language and Literature44103-
Category total114296-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist39---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-0--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician22---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist253--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)28---
Health Services Administration-1--
Health/Medical Physics-11147
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist19---
Nursing Science1-8-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-23--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-12-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-026-
Physician Assistant-15--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies11---
Public Health, General-13--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12569-6
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-17--
Category total27015320113
History, General69139-
Category total69139-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Category total118---
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--111-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies81---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies142---
Category total228---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General37711-
Statistics, General7122-
Category total441913-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies19---
Category total19---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science16---
Category total16---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5---
Category total2755-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4494-
Geology/Earth Science, General1813-
Materials Science-65-
Optics/Optical Sciences-48-
Physics, General7129-
Category total743229-
Educational Psychology-44-
Psychology, General397710-
School Psychology---4
Category total39711144
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy1---
Public Administration-94--
Category total194--
Social Sciences
Economics, General4574-
Political Science and Government, General9472-
Category total2994220-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation851-
Art/Art Studies, General8314--
Dance, General82--
Digital Arts15---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General221--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies45---
Music Performance, General2330--
Playwriting and Screenwriting-1--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology8---
Category total212531-
Grand total3,6921,30851956
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • More information on services and programs for Servicemembers and Veterans can be found on UNM's Veterans Resource Center website at:
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 510
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 44
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 46
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 6
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,793
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,589
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,563
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,833
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined124125
Swimming and Diving29
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations201216
Liquor law violations11156
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations15810
Liquor law violations9125
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2411
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault10106
Motor vehicle theft573841
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible117
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault600
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 Year201220112010
Default rate13.0%13.0%8.6%
Number in default730634375
Number in repayment5,6084,8724,359
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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