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History Schools In New Mexico

There are 7 accredited history schools in New Mexico for faculty who teach history classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of history and history training in New Mexico, which includes history training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

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

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of the Southwest

    6610 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National History Employment

New Mexico 40
National 8,350

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

Employment Growth for History professionals In New Mexico

30 No data No data 50 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

History is a growing field in New Mexico. In New Mexico, 10 more history professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 33% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for history professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of history professionals working around the nation.

History VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$41,190 No data No data $49,420 $54,660
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of history professionals is growing, the salaries paid to history professionals are increasing in New Mexico. In 2006 history professionals made a mean salary of $41,190 per year, and in 2010 they made $54,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 25% growth in history professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of history. The pay differential between the highest paid history professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 143%

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Liberal Arts
Political Science

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of history professionals is increasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited history schools in New Mexico state is also increasing. In 2006, 132 students graduated from history courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 143 students graduated.

This represents a 8% increase in the number of history degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in history.

History Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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