New Mexico contains 31 schools that offer art and design programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking art and design school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 31 art and design schools in New Mexico, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($34,902/yr), with Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Art and Design students from New Mexico schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 120 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $51,470. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $54,600/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, 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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