Design Schools In New Mexico

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 16 accredited design schools in New Mexico. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Schools

  1. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

    3400 S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  2. Clovis Community College

    417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381

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  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  4. Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

    83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300

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  5. New Mexico Highlands University

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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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-Alamogordo

    2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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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. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634

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  12. Western New Mexico University

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

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  13. Luna Community College

    Hot Springs Blvd, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  14. Computer Career Center a division of Vista College

    Vista College 850 North Telshore Blvd., Suites F-G. Las Cruces, NM 88011

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  15. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque

    5100 Masthead N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

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  16. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque

    5000 Marble NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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  17. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Design Employment

New Mexico 1,100
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In New Mexico

1,550 1,670 1,420 1,360 1,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of design is shrinking. There were 450 less design professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 29% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$40,596 $42,480 $44,030 $42,114 $41,245
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in New Mexico. In 2006 design professionals made a mean salary of $40,596 per year, and in 2010 they made $41,245 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
$25,482
25th percentile
$31,565
50th percentile
$40,700
75th percentile
$50,028
90th percentile
$57,585

Thus, design professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 126% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Design
$41,245
Drafting
$49,243
Game Design
$69,660
Graphic Design
$44,910
Interior Design
$48,770
Visual Communications
$45,315
Web Design
$44,910

In New Mexico, design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
16
bachelor
8
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
8
Total32

The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited design schools in New Mexico is decreasing. In New Mexico, there were 118 graduates in 2006. And there were 110 graduates from design courses in 2010.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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