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Interior Design Schools In New Mexico

Interior Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited interior design schools in New Mexico. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in interior design in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses interior design training at the following levels:


  1. Santa Fe Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque

    5000 Marble NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Interior Design Employment

New Mexico 170
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of New Mexico.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In New Mexico

290 250 210 170 170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of interior design is shrinking. There were 120 less interior design professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 41% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of interior design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$38,950 $40,240 $48,360 $40,840 $48,770
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to interior design professionals are growing in New Mexico. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $38,950 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,770 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 20%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 185% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in New Mexico.

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

Graphic Design
Interior Design

In New Mexico, interior design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited interior design schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In 2006 there were 18 interior design graduates from interior design courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 20 graduates.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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