New rankings from the U.S. Department of Education show that, on average, graduates from NMSU make less than graduates from UTEP.

A new list by the U.S. Department of Education ranks colleges from all over the United States by state. The list allows people to compare schools from all over the country by cost, financial aide, graduation rate, academic programs, student body demographics and how much graduates make a decade after their freshman year.

New Mexico State University came out at #16 out of 39 schools on the list. Graduates from NMSU make on average $32,800 per year a decade after their freshman year. The University of Texas at El Paso came out #58 out of 228 schools in Texas. Graduates from UTEP make on average $39,100 per year a decade after their freshman year.

On top of earning, on average, less than graduates at UTEP going to school at NMSU also costs more. According to the same ranking, the average annual cost to attend NMSU is $9,531 a year. To attend UTEP is $6,984.

It is important to note that some degrees earn significantly more than the average salary. You can check out the entire College Scorecard or check out the Texas and New Mexico colleges only.