New Mexico contains eight schools that offer EMS programs. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, the highest-ranking EMS school in NM, has a total student population of 4,347 and is the 5113th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 EMS 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 San Juan College as the lowest recorded at only $5,292/yr.
EMS students from New Mexico schools who go on to become emergency medical service workers, EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 217,920 people working as emergency medical technicians and paramedics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,020. Also, Medical and public health social workers make on average $48,340 per year and there are about 133,510 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 660 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $38,690. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $30,330/yr and there are 950 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from EMS, 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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