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Accounting Schools in New Mexico

Accounting Schools in New Mexico

From calculating tax liabilities to performing cash flow analyses to entering transactions into bookkeeping software, having a strong academic background in accounting can help individuals provide a range of valuable services to companies and clients.

Those interested in pursuing a career as an accountant, auditor or related financial occupation in New Mexico can consider pursuing formal college education in the subject. Postsecondary certificate, undergraduate degree and graduate degree programs are all available options. Some schools offer part-time programs, while others allow students to complete accounting degrees in New Mexico online. The latter option can be especially appealing to students who do not live near a college campus. Students at accounting schools in New Mexico can explore the fundamental principles of accounting as well as the analytical, interpersonal and communication skills commonly used in this field.

New Mexico Schools: Accounting Programs

Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that over 25 schools in New Mexico offer at least one accounting or accounting-related program. These programs fall into one of the following categories: accounting, auditing, accounting and business/management, accounting technology and bookkeeping, accounting and finance, and accounting and other related services.



School Website

University Type

Net Price (2011-2012)

Brookline College-Albuquerque



4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit


Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque



4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit


Central New Mexico Community College



2-year, Public


Clovis Community College



2-year, Public


Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus



4-year, Public


Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus



2-year, Public


Luna Community College

Las Vegas


2-year, Public


National American University-Albuquerque



4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit


National American University-Albuquerque West



4-year, Private for-profit


Navajo Technical College



4-year, primarily associate's, Public


New Mexico Junior College



2-year, Public


New Mexico State University-Carlsbad



2-year, Public


New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces


4-year, Public


Northern New Mexico College



4-year, primarily associate's, Public


San Juan College



2-year, Public


Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe


2-year, Public


Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe


4-year, Private for-profit


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute



2-year, Public


University of New Mexico-Main Campus



4-year, Public


University of the Southwest



4-year, Private not-for-profit


Western New Mexico University

Silver City


4-year, Public


Source: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, 2013, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Certification and Licensing Requirements for New Mexico Accountants

Those who earn bachelor's or higher accounting degrees in New Mexico can pursue a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants who file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission must be CPAs, and CPA licensing may also enhance one's job prospects.

In New Mexico, those applying for CPA licensure must submit all required information to the New Mexico Public Accountancy Board. Applicants need passing scores for all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, college transcripts documenting 150 semester hours of credit with at least 30 hours of accounting, and proof of a bachelor's degree. Requirements also include at least one year of experience under the supervision of a licensed CPA and completion of the AICPA Ethics Examination. New Mexico may offer reciprocity with other states, if certain requirements are met. Individuals interested in becoming a CPA in New Mexico should contact the New Mexico Public Accountancy board for more information.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Accounting Schools in New Mexico

Those who graduate from accounting schools in New Mexico may find opportunities in a variety of industries, from finance and insurance to state and local government. Accounting professionals also have the option of becoming self-employed or joining a large or small accounting firm. New Mexico is home to KPMG, one of the "Big Four" accounting companies. There are numerous other employers in the state who could have job openings for accounting grads, some of which are listed below:

Accounting Firms in New Mexico



Atkinson Certified Public Accountants



Beasley, Mitchel & Co.

Las Cruces





DeAun Willoughby CPA



Johnson, Miller & Co.



Kearney & Company



Moss Adams



Pulakos CPAs



Rael & With CPA's

Santa Fe





Ritter & Company

Roswell, Artesia


The McDonald CPA Firm

Santa Fe


Employment Outlook for Accounting Careers in New Mexico

According to May 2012 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 17 percent of New Mexico's business and financial operations sector was comprised of accountants and auditors. Employment in these and similar financial occupations are expected to grow from 2010 to 2020, both on a state and national level. Growth rates and salary potential for some accounting-related fields are detailed in the following chart:


Mean Annual Wage, New Mexico (May 2012)

Mean Annual Wage, United States (May 2012)

Projected State Employment Growth, 2011-2021

Projected National Employment Growth, 2010-2020

Accountants and Auditors





Budget Analysts





Credit Analysts





Financial Analysts





Financial Examiners





Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents





Cost Estimators





Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Projections, 2012; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2013; New Mexico Workforce Connection, Occupational Employment Projections, 2013

* Salaries and employment opportunities may vary based on experience, education, location and other factors.


Accountancy: Requirements and Continuing Education, Boards and Commissions, New Mexico Public Accountancy Board


Accountants and Auditors, Career Solutions, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 2013


Accountants and Auditors, May 2012 Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013


Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Edition), Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012


College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, 2013


Labor Analysis Statistics & Economic Research, New Mexico Workforce Connection, 2013


National Employment by Occupation, Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012


New Mexico, May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013


New Mexico Society of CPAs


United States, May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013



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