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Film Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has 10 accredited film schools where film faculty who teach film classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the film academic community in New Mexico, and the future trends in film training at the following levels:


  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

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

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  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

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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 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

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

    2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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  8. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

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

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  9. Santa Fe Community College

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

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  10. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

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

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Film Employment

New Mexico 100
National 82,430

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

Employment Growth for Film professionals In New Mexico

790 800 1,940 2,170 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Film is a shrinking field in New Mexico. There were 690 less film professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 87% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of film professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Film VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$34,763 $34,668 $33,820 $35,550 $47,520
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of film professionals is declining, the salaries earned by film professionals are increasing. The mean salary for film professionals in 2006 was $34,763 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,520 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, film professionals' salaries grew by 27% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of film. The pay differential between the highest paid film professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 146%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in New Mexico


In New Mexico, film professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of film professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited film schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In New Mexico, there were 53 graduates in 2006. And there were 113 graduates from film courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 113%. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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