University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,803
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,633
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.61%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.1%
12,639 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
21,953
68.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.2%
1,722 Graduates

About

University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Bernalillo County, NM. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of New Mexico-Main Campus were General Business Administration & Management (460 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (420 degrees), and General Psychology (398 degrees).

In 2022, 5,350 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of New Mexico-Main Campus. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,337 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,873 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is $6,803, which is $−23,347 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is $6,803, which is $−23,347 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,633.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending University of New Mexico-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,803
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was $6,803. The cost of tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is $−23,347 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$10,633
2022 Value
6.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of New Mexico-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,633. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of New Mexico-Main Campus grew by 6.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,396
Room and Board
$1,194
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was of $10,396 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.31% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,194. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.61%
2019 Default Rate
123
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was 2.61%, which represents 123 out of the 4705 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of New Mexico-Main Campus received 12,639 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 12,639 applicants, 12,142 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.1% acceptance rate.

There were 21,953 students enrolled at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in 2022.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,142
Accepted Out of 12,639

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of New Mexico-Main Campus was 96.1% (12,142 admissions from 12,639 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions grew by 10%..

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Enrollment

University of New Mexico-Main Campus had a total enrollment of 21,953 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is 15,071 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,882. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of New Mexico-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.5% Hispanic or Latino, 31.2% White, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.3% Asian, 3.77% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (30.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.4%) and White Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.4%) and White Male (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,953 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is 15,071 and the part-time enrollment is 6,882. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of New Mexico-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    9,978 enrolled students
  2. White
    6,841 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    1,281 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is 45.5% Hispanic or Latino, 31.2% White, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.3% Asian, 3.77% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 370 students (1.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,188 more women than men received degrees from University of New Mexico-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (2,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1873 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is General Business Administration & Management (460 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (420 degrees) and General Psychology (398 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of New Mexico-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (128 degrees awarded), English (171 degrees), and Physical Sciences (112 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Elementary & middle school teachers (252,270 people), Postsecondary teachers (239,177 people), Other managers (226,982 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (178,536 people), and Secondary school teachers (139,708 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (128 degrees awarded), English (171 degrees), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Language & Linguistics (128 degrees awarded), English (171 degrees), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (686,306 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,450 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (293,585 people), Computer Systems Design (188,414 people), and Outpatient care centers (179,435 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Language & Linguistics (128 degrees awarded), English (171 degrees), Physical Sciences (112 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (41 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of New Mexico-Main Campus.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 460 degrees awarded
  2. 420 degrees awarded
  3. 398 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 460 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,081
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,269
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,081 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,269).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 331 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.94 times less than the 352 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 408 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Mexico-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 5.3 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from University of New Mexico-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is Female and Asian (75.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.755% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,337 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,873 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    240 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is hispanic or latino (2,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1873 degrees).

1.42% of degree recipients (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,478 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,127 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    859 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is hispanic or latino female (1,478 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1127 degrees).

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Operations

University of New Mexico-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $620M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.54%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of New Mexico-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of 2.99B. University of New Mexico-Main Campus employs 304 Professors, 292 Associate professors and 269 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are Male Professor (188), Male Associate professor (147), and Female Assistant professor (146).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Mexico-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 527 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 369 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 350 employees.

Endowment

$620M
2022 Endowment
5.31%
growth from 2021

University of New Mexico-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $620M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of New Mexico-Main Campus grew 5.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $248M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $337M - Federal
  2. $42.1M - State
  3. $3.51M - Local

As of 2022, University of New Mexico-Main Campus received $337M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $42.1M from state grants and contracts, and $3.51M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.48B
2022 Salaries
10.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid a median of $1.48B in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($2.99B) and a 10.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$107M
Instructional Salaries
1,070
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid a total of $107M to 1,070 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
304 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
527 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of New Mexico-Main Campus were Professor with 304 employees, Associate professor with 292 employees, and Assistant professor with 269 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Mexico-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 527 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 369 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 350 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was Male Professor with 188 employees, Male Associate professor with 147 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 146 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.

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