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Architecture Schools In New Mexico

Architecture classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited architecture schools in New Mexico. The trends in New Mexico's architecture academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in architecture includes architecture training at the following levels:


  1. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Architecture Employment

New Mexico 1,340
National 194,050

Of all of the architecture professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of New Mexico.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In New Mexico

1,700 1,690 1,650 1,500 1,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of architecture is shrinking. In 2010 there were 360 less architecture professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. This represents a 21% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$55,913 $57,150 $56,890 $58,553 $36,783
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to architecture professionals are declining in New Mexico. The mean salary for architecture professionals in 2006 was $55,913 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,783 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in New Mexico

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, architecture professionals' salaries declined by 52% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 167% pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of architecture in New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Civil Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of architecture professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited architecture schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In 2006, 100 students graduated from architecture courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 137 students graduated.

This represents a 37% increase in the number of architecture degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. 36% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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