Biology Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has 12 accredited biology schools where biology faculty who teach biology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

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  3. New Mexico Highlands University

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  4. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  5. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    801 Leroy Place, Socorro, New Mexico 87801

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  6. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  7. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  8. Northern New Mexico College

    921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532

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  9. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699

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  10. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

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  11. University of the Southwest

    6610 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  12. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Biology Employment

New Mexico 1,120
National 232,950

Approximately 1% of the country's biology professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In New Mexico

1,550 600 930 1,500 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of biology is shrinking. In 2010 there were 430 less biology professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of biology has shrunk by 28% in New Mexico. This decline is faster than the national trend for biology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of biology professionals working around the nation.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$55,470 $60,532 $58,778 $57,680 $59,438
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to biology professionals are growing in New Mexico. Biology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $59,438 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
$36,994
25th percentile
$46,206
50th percentile
$56,300
75th percentile
$69,656
90th percentile
$82,548

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 123% pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of biology in New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Biochemistry
$72,520
Biology
$59,438
Chemistry
$65,080
Physics
$93,630

Biology professionals in New Mexico earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico

associate
6
bachelor
11
master
6
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total26

The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited biology schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 356 biology graduates from biology courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 419 graduates.

This represents a 18% increase in the number of biology degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned a bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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