New Mexico contains three schools that offer child development programs. Mesalands Community College, the highest-ranking child development school in NM, has a total student population of 991 and is the 5063rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 child development schools in New Mexico, none 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 San Juan College as the lowest recorded at only $5,292/yr.
Child Development students from New Mexico schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 2,010 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $25,690. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $35,780/yr and there are 2,290 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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