New Mexico contains seven schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. New Mexico Junior College, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in NM, has a total student population of 2,313 and is the 4762nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 licensed practical nurse 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 Luna Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,629/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from New Mexico schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 7,630 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $22,970. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $49,760/yr and there are 4,840 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, 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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