New Mexico contains one school that offers forensics programs. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus has a total student population of 4,679 and is the 3630th highest ranked school in America.
Forensics students from New Mexico schools who go on to become forensic scientists, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, forensics professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070. Also, Private detectives and investigators make on average $47,130 per year and there are about 31,250 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 40 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $64,730. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $53,340/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensics, 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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