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Graphic Design Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has 7 accredited graphic design schools where graphic design faculty who teach graphic design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  3. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  4. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

    2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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  5. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

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

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  6. Luna Community College

    Hot Springs Blvd, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  7. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque

    5000 Marble NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

New Mexico 690
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In New Mexico

770 870 790 820 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of graphic design is shrinking. In 2010 there were 80 less graphic design professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of graphic design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$34,360 $35,810 $43,000 $42,890 $44,910
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of graphic design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,360 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,910 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in New Mexico

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25th percentile
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This represents a growth in salaries of 23%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid graphic design professionals earning 164% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited graphic design schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 11 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 58 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 427%. Most of these graduates, or 47%, earned a undergraduate certificate in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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