Numbers from New Mexico’s four-year colleges and universities show significant increases in fall 2023 enrollment. This comes after a decade of decline and a freefall during the coronavirus pandemic.
The University of New Mexico has its largest freshman class ever, with more than 3,600 new students. It’s not just UNM, either. Figures from the state Department of Higher Education show college enrollment has increased 2.3% since 2022, with full-time enrollment up 11.3%.
New Mexico State University has experienced an impressive enrollment increase of nearly 3% this year over last across its campuses, and the student population at Northern New Mexico College is up 12% over 2022.