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Nursing Schools in New Mexico

118 students earned Nursing degrees in New Mexico in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 8th most popular major in the state out of a total 121 majors commonly available.

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
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: 5.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 25.4%
  • White: 55.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 10.2%
Nursing Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in New Mexico

There are 19,540 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NM

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New Mexico

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $97,930, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in New Mexico that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
22,729 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,296 Total Students

The average student takes 4.79 years to complete their degree at NMSU Main Campus. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
5,685 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. 67% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
3,193 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.69 years to complete their degree at Western New Mexico University. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,178.

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
Mental & Social Health Services 184
Medicine 93
Rehabilitation Professions 87
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 82
Public Health 82
Communication Sciences 70
Other Health Professions 19
Allied Health Professions 17

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