New Mexico contains four schools that offer law programs. University of the Southwest, the highest-ranking law school in NM, has a total student population of 528 and is the 803rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 law schools in New Mexico, none 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 University of the Southwest as the lowest recorded at only $15,047/yr.
Law students from New Mexico schools who go on to become law professionals, tax lawyers, judges, paralegals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,140 people working as administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $87,620. 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. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in this state earn $84,830/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the law schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law, 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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