New Mexico contains five schools that offer event planning programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking event planning school in NM, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 event planning schools in New Mexico, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr), with Arizona State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,603/yr.
Event Planning students from New Mexico schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 13,690 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $90,130. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $39,260/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the event planning schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from event planning, 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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