New Mexico contains three schools that offer catering programs. Navajo Technical College, the highest-ranking catering school in NM, has a total student population of 751 and is the 1715th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 catering schools in New Mexico, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus comes out as the most expensive ($6,947/yr), with Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Catering students from New Mexico schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 140 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $39,260. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $19,260/yr and there are 73,520 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, 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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