2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of New Mexico-Main Campus is $8,161 for New Mexico residents and $24,499 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UNM is $8,457 for New Mexico residents and $25,769 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.63% for New Mexico residents and increased by 5.18% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 1.69% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.69% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$7,875 $23,292$14,198
2020-2021$8,161$24,499$14,438
Change % 2020-20213.63%5.18%1.69%
2021-2022$8,457$25,769$14,682
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $7,321 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,890 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UNM is $8,302 for New Mexico residents and $21,148 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 13.40% for New Mexico residents and increased by 6.32% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$6,456 $18,707$14,198
2020-2021$7,321$19,890$14,438
Change % 2020-202113.40%6.32%1.69%
2021-2022$8,302$21,148$14,682
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UNM.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$255$878
2019-2020$263$905
2020-2021$271$933
Graduate2018-2019$278$938
2019-2020$286$967
2020-2021$294$997
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $32,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $43,900 for University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$32,600$36,200$30,000
7 Years After Graduation$35,700--
8 Years After Graduation$39,000--
9 Years After Graduation$39,800--
10 Years After Graduation$43,900$50,800$39,400

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UNM?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $34,463 for New Mexico residents and $104,305 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$8,339$8,521$8,707$8,897$34,463
Out-of-State$25,114$25,745$26,391$27,054$104,305
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$8,521$8,707$8,897$9,091$35,215
Out-of-State$25,745$26,391$27,054$27,734$106,924
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$8,707$8,897$9,091$9,289$35,983
Out-of-State$26,391$27,054$27,734$28,430$109,610
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,897$9,091$9,289$9,492$36,768
Out-of-State$27,054$27,734$28,430$29,144$112,362
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,091$9,289$9,492$9,699$37,570
Out-of-State$27,734$28,430$29,144$29,876$115,184
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $99,839 for New Mexico residents and $169,680 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,295$24,732$25,135$25,545$99,839
Out-of-State$41,070$41,956$42,863$43,791$169,680
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,732$25,179$25,588$26,005$101,641
Out-of-State$41,956$42,863$43,791$44,740$173,351
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,179$25,633$26,050$26,475$103,479
Out-of-State$42,863$43,791$44,740$45,711$177,105
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$25,633$26,097$26,522$26,954$105,352
Out-of-State$43,791$44,740$45,711$46,704$180,946
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$26,097$26,570$27,002$27,442$107,261
Out-of-State$44,740$45,711$46,704$47,720$184,875
Last year, 93% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $80,507 for New Mexico residents and $150,348 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,462$19,899$20,302$20,712$80,507
Out-of-State$36,237$37,123$38,030$38,958$150,348
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,899$20,346$20,755$21,172$82,309
Out-of-State$37,123$38,030$38,958$39,907$154,019
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,346$20,800$21,217$21,642$84,147
Out-of-State$38,030$38,958$39,907$40,878$157,773
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,800$21,264$21,689$22,121$86,020
Out-of-State$38,958$39,907$40,878$41,871$161,614
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$21,264$21,737$22,169$22,609$87,929
Out-of-State$39,907$40,878$41,871$42,887$165,543

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.
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University of New Mexico-Main Campus 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$8,161$1,266$14,438$24,499$1,266 $14,438
Graduate$7,321 $1,266$14,438$19,890 $1,266$14,438


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