New Mexico contains two schools that offer x-ray technician programs. Central New Mexico Community College, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in NM, has a total student population of 27,999 and is the 5420th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 x-ray technician 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 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana as the lowest recorded at only $5,430/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from New Mexico schools who go on to become X-ray technicians, sonography specialists, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 12,340 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $63,550. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $64,170/yr and there are 480 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, 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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