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Drafting Schools In New Mexico

Drafting classes faculty can choose to work at one of 14 accredited drafting schools in New Mexico. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in drafting in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses drafting training at the following levels:


  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. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  5. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  6. University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

    200 College Rd, Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5697

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  7. New Mexico State University-Grants

    1500 N. Third Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020

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  8. University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch

    280 La Entrada, Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031-7633

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  9. Northern New Mexico College

    921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532

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  10. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699

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  11. Santa Fe Community College

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

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  12. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

    9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120-3101

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  13. Luna Community College

    Hot Springs Blvd, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque

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

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Drafting Employment

New Mexico 1,100
National 197,280

Of all of the drafting professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In New Mexico

1,470 1,620 1,450 1,310 1,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of drafting is shrinking. 370 less drafting professionals were working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 25% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of drafting professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 16% from 2006 to 2010.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$42,720 $48,627 $50,587 $50,927 $49,243
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by drafting professionals is increasing in New Mexico. In 2006 drafting professionals made a mean salary of $42,720 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,243 per year.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 13% growth in drafting professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of drafting, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid drafting professionals earning 163% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited drafting schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 121 drafting graduates from drafting courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 128 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of drafting school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 6%. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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