Study: New Mexico college graduates get more bang for their buck

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new study points out that New Mexico college graduates get a big bang for their buck.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the website Student Loan Hero says state graduates see an average return of more than 150 percent of tuition costs within five years, which is the second best in the nation.

The paper says New Mexicans with bachelor degrees earn an average of over $43,000 per year after graduation.

Wyoming ranks first and Arkansas ranks third. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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