New Mexico contains 21 schools that offer wedding planning programs. Southern Methodist University, the highest-ranking wedding planning school in NM, has a total student population of 10,891 and is the 976th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 wedding planning schools in New Mexico, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Scottsdale Culinary Institute comes out as the most expensive ($44,966/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Wedding Planning students from New Mexico schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 210 employed travel agents earning an average yearly salary of $28,660. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $39,260/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the wedding planning schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wedding planning, 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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