New Mexico contains fourteen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Navajo Technical College, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in NM, has a total student population of 751 and is the 1715th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 automotive and mechanics schools in New Mexico, only 1 has 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.
Automotive and Mechanics students from New Mexico schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 690 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $34,750. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $33,980/yr and there are 4,280 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, 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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