New Mexico contains sixteen schools that offer physician assistant programs. Navajo Technical College, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in NM, has a total student population of 751 and is the 1715th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 physician assistant 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 Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Physician Assistant students from New Mexico schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 3,570 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $26,590. Physician assistants in this state earn $66,020/yr and there are 730 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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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