Accounting Degrees in New Mexico

Brookline College-Albuquerque

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4201 Central Ave NW-Ste J
(505) 880-2877

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque

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10500 Cooper Ave NE
(505) 559-5200

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Accounting, Assoicate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Central New Mexico Community College

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525 Buena Vista SE
(505) 224-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Certificate of Completion, CPA Academic Requirements Certificate of Completion, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), The Higher Learning Commission

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

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1500 S Ave K
(575) 562-1011

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

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52 University Blvd
(575) 624-7000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Completion in Bookkeeping/Accounting or Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

Luna Community College

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Hot Springs Blvd
(505) 454-2500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

National American University-Albuquerque

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4775 Indian School Road NE
(505) 348-3700

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission , The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE),

National American University-Rio Rancho

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1601 Rio Rancho
(505) 348-3750

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission

Navajo Technical College

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Lower Point Road
(505) 786-4100

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

New Mexico Junior College

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5317 Lovington Hwy
(505) 392-4510

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

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1500 University Dr
(575) 234-9200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The North Central Association

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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2850 Weddell Street
(575) 646-0111

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accountancy, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

Northern New Mexico College

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921 Paseo de Onate
(505) 747-2100

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Major

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

San Juan College

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4601 College Blvd
(505) 326-3311

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools

Santa Fe Community College

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6401 Richards Ave
(505) 428-1000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting or Accounting Specialist Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

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9169 Coors Blvd NW
(505) 346-2347

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

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705 Gurley Ave.
(505) 863-7500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

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4000 University Dr
(505) 662-5919

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Certificate, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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1700 Lomas Blvd NE
(505) 277-0111

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

MBA with Accounting Concentration

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

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5700 Pasadena NE
(505) 821-4800

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting, Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Foundations, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration on Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),

University of the Southwest

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6610 North Lovington Hwy
(575) 392-6561

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Online MBA in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission

Western New Mexico University

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1000 W. College Ave
(505) 538-6336

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Educational Requirements

The New Mexico Public Accountancy Board licenses CPAs to practice in New Mexico. According to the board, applicants wishing to become CPAs must pass the Uniform CPA Exam and the AICPA Ethics Examination, have completed 150 semester hours of education with 30 in accounting, and have earned a bachelor’s degree. Experience is also required.

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average wage for accountants in New Mexico is $61,810. The Los Alamos County area is the fourth-highest-paying nonmetropolitan area in the country for accountants and auditors, with average annual wages around $72,770. Job opportunities are expected to grow into 2020 as companies and individuals deal with the financial recession and stricter financial regulations that have affected the economy in the last few years; the best prospects will be for accountants with professional recognition, such as CPAs.

CPA Licensing in New Mexico

Applicants for a New Mexico CPA license must pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, successfully complete the AICPA Ethics Exam with a score of 90 or better, meet the educational requirements, and have one year of public accounting experience. This experience must have been under the supervision of a licensed CPA. Educational and experience requirements are similar for people looking to be licensed by grade transfer or reciprocity. Licenses must be renewed each year. To apply for a CPA license in New Mexico, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed 150 semester hours
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Completed 30 hours in accounting

Continuing Education Requirements

CPAs in New Mexico must earn 120 clock hours of continuing professional education during the 36-month (three-year) period ending on the last day of the license holder’s birth month. A minimum of 20 hours must be completed each year, and four hours of the 120 must be in ethics. Courses must meet the standards jointly approved by NASBA and AICPA, by accounting societies approved by the board, or other standards approved by the board.

Accounting Jobs in New Mexico

Oil and gas is a major industry in New Mexico, which has large sources of petroleum, natural gas, and alternative energy. Accountants interested in these fields will find ample opportunities and should check out the oil and gas accounting societies like the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies. The government also has many accounting opportunities for CPAs, including some with the local field office of the FBI in Las Cruces.