New Mexico contains one school that offers sports programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Sports students from New Mexico schools who go on to become professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,620 people working as athletes and sports competitors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Also, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 60 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $23,860. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $32,360/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, 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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