Las Cruces, NM (population: 95,663) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 18,526. It is the 396th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Mexico. To learn more about childhood education programs in Las Cruces, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at New Mexico State University such as Christopher Adams, Elsa Arroyos-Jurado, Baptiste, George Barton, Susan Brown, and Ross Bussell.
Childhood Education students from Las Cruces schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today.
Las Cruces lies in Dona Ana county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Las Cruces area has 65,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.00/hr average worker wage, and a $37,450 average annual salary.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Las Cruces, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,500/yr) for childhood education students, with New Mexico State University-Dona Ana as the lowest, reported at only $5,430/yr.