New Mexico contains three schools that offer hospitality programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking hospitality school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 hospitality schools in New Mexico, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr), with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest recorded at only $4,195/yr.
Hospitality students from New Mexico schools who go on to become hospitality managers, caterers, event planners, wedding planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 334,310 people working as hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $19,190. Also, Food preparation and serving related employees make on average $20,880 per year and there are about 11,218,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 73,520 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $19,260. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $18,030/yr and there are 2,060 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hospitality, 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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