New Mexico contains six schools that offer corrections programs. New Mexico Junior College, the highest-ranking corrections school in NM, has a total student population of 2,313 and is the 4762nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 corrections schools in New Mexico, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,023/yr), with Luna Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,629/yr.
Corrections students from New Mexico schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 1,460 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $36,710. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $36,810/yr and there are 4,010 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, 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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