New Mexico contains three schools that offer clinical research programs. Western New Mexico University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in NM, has a total student population of 3,370 and is the 5070th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 clinical research schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr), with New Mexico State University-Alamogordo as the lowest recorded at only $6,498/yr.
Clinical Research students from New Mexico schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 1,020 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $30,890. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $37,400/yr and there are 890 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from clinical research, 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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