New Mexico Criminal Justice Degrees

The demand for qualified, highly trained law enforcement and criminal justice professionals is very high in New Mexico, especially since a 2015 USA Today report indicates that New Mexico is ranked as the 2nd-most dangerous state to live in terms of its crime rate.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

NM Criminal Justice Programs

Individuals who would like to become criminal justice specialists and work in this state can choose from 30 criminal justice schools in New Mexico. Offering 30 undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees, these schools offer a wide variety of areas of study within the fields of criminal justice and law enforcement.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

In addition to having a wide berth of programs from which to choose, criminal justice students can also receive financial help in the way of scholarships. Scholarships may be obtained through the New Mexico State Police Association, Ron and Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship, Law Enforcement Scholarship, and Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarship. New Mexico Tech and New Mexico State University both offer scholarships to eligible students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Despite the need for criminal justice professionals in New Mexico, most workers, with the exception of detectives & criminal investigators, earned wages in 2014 that were lower than the national average. Of particular interest are judges and magistrates, who earned $30,000 while the national average for this profession was $115,100.

The national average for private detectives & investigators was $44,600, and those working in New Mexico only earned about $29,900 in 2014, according to O*NET. Correctional officers & jailers were predicted to see an employment growth of eighteen percent between 2012 and 2022. This was the highest job growth prediction among New Mexico criminal justice workers.

While most of the other occupations had low employment growth predictions, several of these occupations are expected to hire many workers in the coming years. Police & sheriff’s patrol officers; correctional officers & jailers; and judges, magistrate judges & magistrates are projected to see 150, 200 and 100 new job postings annually.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in New Mexico

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from New Mexico

Campus-based criminal justice schools in New Mexico

Brookline College-Albuquerque
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Albuquerque, NM 

Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albuquerque, NM 

Central New Mexico Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Albuquerque, NM 

Clovis Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Clovis, NM 

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Portales, NM 

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Roswell, NM 

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ruidoso, NM 

ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Albuquerque, NM 

Luna Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Las Vegas, NM 

Mesalands Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tucumcari, NM 

National American University-Albuquerque
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albuquerque, NM 

National American University-Albuquerque West
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albuquerque, NM 

New Mexico Highlands University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Las Vegas, NM 

New Mexico Junior College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hobbs, NM 

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Alamogordo, NM 

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Carlsbad, NM 

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Las Cruces, NM 

New Mexico State University-Grants
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Grants, NM 

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Las Cruces, NM 

Northern New Mexico College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Espanola, NM 

San Juan College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Farmington, NM 

Santa Fe Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Santa Fe, NM 

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Gallup, NM 

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Program Areas: Corrections


Albuquerque, NM 

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ranchos de Taos, NM 

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
Program Areas: Corrections


Los Lunas, NM 

University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Albuquerque, NM 

University of the Southwest
Program Areas: CorrectionsForensic Science and Technology


Hobbs, NM 

Western New Mexico University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Silver City, NM