15 Military Friendly Colleges in New Mexico

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Military Friendly Colleges in New Mexico

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in New Mexico

There are many military friendly colleges in New Mexico. According to the VA, in 2017, 77 New Mexico schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 3,600 students totaling over $14 million.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At New Mexico colleges, 66% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at New mexicO colleges
Post 9 / 113,480
MGIB – AD367
MIGB – SR297
REAP2
DEA1,145
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in New Mexico

These 15 military friendly colleges in New Mexico are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1New Mexico State University-Main Campus
2850 Weddell St | Las Cruces, NM 88003


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.83M

New Mexico State University Main Campus strives to provide the best possible service to current and former service members. The Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) promotes lifelong learning and professional development. And, it has a lab for military and veteran students. Resources include six computers, free efax, copy, and printing services.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 81%. This rate for part time students is 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,251
Grad: $4,705

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 314
Grad: 39

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 75%
Part Time: 43%

 

2University of New Mexico-Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE | Albuquerque, NM 87106


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.63

University of New Mexico Main Campus is the first military friendly school in New Mexico on our list. It has over 675 students who get GI Bill benefits.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 82%. This rate for part time students is 47%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,594
Grad: $5,272

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 382
Grad: 49

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 39%

3Central New Mexico Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.58M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,126
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 519
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65
Part Time: 43%

4Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
ENMU Station 2, 1500 S Ave K | Portales, NM 88130


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.53M

Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus (ENMU) understands the challenges active duty military service members, veterans, and military family members face. So, the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) was created to address veteran needs during the college experience.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 91%. This rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,387
Grad: $3,528

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 108
Grad: 17

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 57%

5 Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Ave | Silver City, NM 88061


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.38M

Western New Mexico University (WNMU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. The Veteran Services office helps eligible students process their Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. 

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,478
Grad: $6,021

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 32
Grad: 29

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 59%
Part Time: 27%

6University of the Southwest
6610 North Lovington Hwy | Hobbs, NM 88240


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: 0.22M

University of the Southwest (USW) is proud to offer a military-centered environment for U.S. service members, veterans, and families.

USW participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad and graduate students an unlimited max award per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for part time students who get military benefits is 89%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,038
Grad: $5,677

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 15
Grad: 16

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 55%

7New Mexico State University-Dona Ana


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.17M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,253
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 141
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 43%

8Brookline College-Albuquerque
4201 Central Ave NW-Suite J | Albuquerque, NM 87105


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/190: $0.11M

Brookline College Albuquerque is proud to serve its military student population. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. And, all campuses have a dedicated military lounge.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,166
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 10
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 97%
Part Time: 100%

9Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate | Espanola, NM 87532


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.08M

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These services help veterans, military service members, and their families. And, NNMC has a Veteran’s Resource Center (VRC). The VRC is a place where veterans can come to study, to ask for help, or just talk with someone who has been in their shoes. Northern Student Veterans is the on-campus student veteran organization.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,141
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 14
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 25%

10New Mexico State University-Alamogordo


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.08M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,461
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 55
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 54%
Part Time: 41%

11Clovis Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.06M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,138
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 60
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 66%
Part Time: 22%

12Glitz School of Cosmetology


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.03M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,384
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 4
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 86%
Part Time: 85%

13Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.03M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,907
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 18
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 48%
Part Time: 33%

14 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.03M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,064
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 4
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 33%

15University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.02M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $912
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 29
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 68%
Part Time: 46%

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