New Mexico contains four schools that offer laboratory programs. Northern New Mexico College, the highest-ranking laboratory school in NM, has a total student population of 2,066 and is the 4938th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 laboratory schools in New Mexico, only 1 has 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 Northern New Mexico College as the lowest recorded at only $5,623/yr.
Laboratory students from New Mexico schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 280 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $60,000. Computer and information scientists, research in this state earn $85,890/yr and there are 160 employed.
Also, within the laboratory schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from laboratory, 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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