New Mexico contains two schools that offer anthropology programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking anthropology school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 anthropology schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($10,186/yr), with New Mexico State University-Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $9,500/yr.
Anthropology students from New Mexico schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 120 employed forensic science technicians earning an average yearly salary of $53,340. Anthropologists and archeologists in this state earn $50,850/yr and there are 410 employed.
Also, within the anthropology schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from anthropology, 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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