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Journalism Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has 2 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in New Mexico, which includes journalism training at the journalism bachelors degree level.


  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Journalism Employment

New Mexico 690
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In New Mexico

770 790 730 690 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of journalism professionals is shrinking in New Mexico. In 2010 there were 80 less journalism professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 10%. This decline is slower than the national trend for journalism professionals which shows a 12% decrease in the number of journalism professionals working around the nation.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$32,500 $49,713 $46,513 $30,990 $40,543
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries paid to journalism professionals are increasing in New Mexico. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $32,500 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,543 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 20% growth in journalism professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 199% pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism in New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited journalism schools in New Mexico state is decreasing. In New Mexico, there were 123 graduates in 2006. And there were 97 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

This represents a 21% decrease in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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