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There are many different paths to consider when shaping your future. Studies show that completing a higher education degree or certificate program can make a huge difference in how much money you make, what jobs are available to you, and your overall quality of life. We are one of the biggest advocates for higher education in New Mexico. Here’s why we think you should pursue a higher education degree or certification.

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People with degrees earn about 66% more money than those with just a high school diploma. This averages out to about $1 Million more over a lifetime. What would you do with an additional $1 Million?

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1. Make more money

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In a few years, it is forecasted that only 33% of jobs will be available to those with just a high school diploma. College graduates also have 19% higher employment rates. It’s simple. College graduates have more employment options.

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2. Get a job

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A degree = better jobs = better benefits like paid vacations, lower healthcare costs, retirement savings contribution, stock options, and other benefits that positions that don’t require a degree.

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3. Get a better job

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Many students enter college with an idea of what field they want to specialize in. But, about 80% of students change their major at least once. College is a great way to figure out what you are and aren’t passionate about.

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4. Find out what you don’t want to do

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It's no secret that college students like to socialize. Diverse student activities, clubs, and organizations make it easy to connect with new friends. The community you make in college can last a lifetime

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5. Superfun times with friends


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New Mexico’s in-state tuition costs are the 5th least expensive in the country, averaging just $6,620. NM schools also have the second lowest out-of-state tuition, averaging $19,050, according to College Board.

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1. Save on tuition costs

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Besides paying more for school, consider how many times you want to come back home to visit. Airfare and travel costs can really add-up if you go out of state to college.

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2. Save on travel costs

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Living with family is a great way to save on college costs. But, if you want to move out, housing costs in New Mexico are 13% lower than the national average according to bestplaces.net.

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There’s no place like home. Even if you decide to move out, visiting family for meals and laundry can help save money and comfort.

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4. Be close to family

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Few New Mexican's can live without their chile fix for long. No other place in the world has authentic New Mexican cuisine.

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Consider the big picture when calculating college costs

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

There are many different paths to consider when shaping your future. Studies show that completing a higher education degree or certificate program can make a huge difference in how much money you make, what jobs are available to you, and your overall quality of life. We are one of the biggest advocates for higher education in New Mexico. Here’s why we think you should pursue a higher education degree or certification.
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5 Reasons to Go to College

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1. Make more money

1. Make more money

People with degrees earn about 66% more money than those with just a high school diploma. This averages out to about $1 Million more over a lifetime. What would you do with an additional $1 Million?
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2. Get a job

2. Get a job

In a few years, it is forecasted that only 33% of jobs will be available to those with just a high school diploma. College graduates also have 19% higher employment rates. It’s simple. College graduates have more employment options.

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3. Get a better job

3. Get a better job

A degree = better jobs = better benefits like paid vacations, lower healthcare costs, retirement savings contribution, stock options, and other benefits that positions that don’t require a degree.

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4. Find out what you don’t want to do
4. Find out what you don’t want to do

Many students enter college with an idea of what field they want to specialize in. But, about 80% of students change their major at least once. College is a great way to figure out what you are and aren’t passionate about.

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5. Superfun times with friends


5. Superfun times with friends


It's no secret that college students like to socialize. Diverse student activities, clubs, and organizations make it easy to connect with new friends. The community you make in college can last a lifetime

5 Reasons to go to College in New Mexico

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1. Save on tuition costs

1. Save on tuition costs

New Mexico’s in-state tuition costs are the 5th least expensive in the country, averaging just $6,620. NM schools also have the second lowest out-of-state tuition, averaging $19,050, according to College Board.
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2. Save on travel costs

2. Save on travel costs

Besides paying more for school, consider how many times you want to come back home to visit. Airfare and travel costs can really add-up if you go out of state to college.

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3. Save on housing costs

3. Save on housing costs

Living with family is a great way to save on college costs. But, if you want to move out, housing costs in New Mexico are 13% lower than the national average according to bestplaces.net.
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4. Be close to family

4. Be close to family

There’s no place like home. Even if you decide to move out, visiting family for meals and laundry can help save money and comfort.

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5. Green and Red Chile

5. Green and Red Chile

Few New Mexican's can live without their chile fix for long. No other place in the world has authentic New Mexican cuisine.

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College Costs

Consider the big picture when calculating college costs

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Planning Today Saves Headaches Tomorrow

Saving for College

Starting to save for college as early as possible can make a huge difference.