Paralegal Schools In New Mexico

Paralegal classes faculty can choose to work at one of 13 accredited paralegal schools in New Mexico. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in New Mexico, and the future trends in paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal
  • Bachelors degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. Navajo Technical College

    Lower Point Road, State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849

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  3. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

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

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  4. Clovis Community College

    417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381

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  5. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  6. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  7. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

    2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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  8. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699

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  9. Santa Fe Community College

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

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  10. University of New Mexico-Taos Branch

    1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557

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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque

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

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  12. Brookline College in Albuquerque

    4201 Central Ave NW-Ste J, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105

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  13. Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque

    10500 Cooper Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Paralegal Employment

New Mexico 2,220
National 476,640

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

Employment Growth for Paralegals In New Mexico

2,370 2,450 2,410 2,340 2,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of paralegal is shrinking. In 2010 there were 150 less paralegals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 6%. This decline is faster than the national trend for paralegals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of paralegals working around the nation.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$34,995 $34,630 $34,675 $37,385 $37,280
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in New Mexico. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $34,995 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,280 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in New Mexico

10th percentile
$26,155
25th percentile
$29,880
50th percentile
$35,680
75th percentile
$43,075
90th percentile
$50,625

This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In New Mexico state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 94% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in New Mexico

Court Reporter
$34,710
Criminal Justice
$40,963
Homeland Security
$45,173
Law
$46,113
Paralegal
$37,280

In New Mexico, paralegals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
12
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total18

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited paralegal schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In 2006 there were 72 paralegal graduates from paralegal courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 92 graduates.

This represents a 28% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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