New Mexico contains eight schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in NM, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 travel and tourism schools in New Mexico, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maricopa Skill Center comes out as the most expensive ($16,056/yr), with El Paso Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,368/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from New Mexico schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, 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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