New Mexico contains three schools that offer construction programs. Western New Mexico University, the highest-ranking construction school in NM, has a total student population of 3,370 and is the 5070th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 construction schools in New Mexico, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Mexico-Taos Branch comes out as the most expensive ($8,973/yr), with University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus as the lowest recorded at only $5,804/yr.
Construction students from New Mexico schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 1,250 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average yearly salary of $28,400. Construction managers in this state earn $68,320/yr and there are 1,660 employed.
Also, within the construction schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from construction, 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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