New Mexico contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking wildlife school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($10,186/yr), with Western New Mexico University as the lowest recorded at only $8,659/yr.
Wildlife students from New Mexico schools who go on to become wildlife technicians, wildlife biologists, foresters, wildlife managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 7,530 people working as fish and game wardens alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,950. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 160 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $62,960. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $38,240/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife, 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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