New Mexico contains 26 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 law and criminal justice schools in New Mexico, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr), with Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from New Mexico schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 40 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $109,880. Lawyers in this state earn $90,160/yr and there are 2,620 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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