Hobbs, NM has two higher education schools within its city limits. University of the Southwest, the highest ranked school in the city, has a total student population of 528. It is the 803rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus). Hobbs lies in Lea county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. The Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area area has 124,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.53/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
Of the 2 schools in Hobbs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Southwest comes out as the most expensive ($15,047/yr), with New Mexico Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $6,554/yr.Popular Bars in Hobbs: