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Nursing Schools in New Mexico

1,480 students earned Nursing degrees in New Mexico in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in New Mexico

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 716
Associate’s Degree 646
Master’s Degree 74
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9

Gender Distribution

In New Mexico, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in NM Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in New Mexico is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 43.5%
  • White: 39.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Nursing Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in New Mexico

19,540 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NM

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New Mexico

Nursing grads earn an average of $97,930 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in New Mexico that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

500 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
24,319 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.79 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,100 a year.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,553 Total Students

80% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 34%. Graduates earn an average $24,400 after graduation.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,289 Total Students

The average student takes 4.79 years to complete their degree at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. A typical student attending New Mexico State University - Main Campus will pay a net price of $7,867. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
3,037 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The average student takes 4.69 years to complete their degree at New Mexico Highlands University. This public school has an average net price of $10,072.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
351 Total Students

69% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,747. Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,005 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 67%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,107 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 41% are considered full time.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,207 Total Students

23% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,900 a year. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#9

San Juan College

Farmington
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,679 Total Students

89% of students get financical aid. 36% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,747.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,247 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,079. Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

Nursing Careers in NM

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 31% $109,970
Nursing Instructors and Professors 20% $62,500
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $102,100
Nurse Anesthetists 17% $0
Registered Nurses 13% $71,310
Nurse Midwives 10% $105,500

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Allied Health Services 1,174
Allied Health Professions 946
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 698
Health Sciences & Services 578
Mental & Social Health Services 405
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 275
Dental Support Services 253
Health/Medical Admin Services 194

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