New Mexico contains eight schools that offer animal care programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 animal care schools in New Mexico, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesalands Community College comes out as the most expensive ($12,206/yr), with Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Animal Care students from New Mexico schools who go on to become animal care supervisors, veterinarians, animal trainers, animal behavioralists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,320 people working as animal control workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,560. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 820 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,930. Animal control workers in this state earn $29,430/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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