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New Mexico Schools

In New Mexico, academia is a thriving field. The trends in New Mexico's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in New Mexico By Profession

882 881 830 903
156 181 181 188
720 829 849 837
694 729 793 799
843 808 769 779
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 3,506 higher education faculty at the 51 colleges and universities in New Mexico, where in 2006 there were 3,295.

Thus, there has been a 7% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in New Mexico

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in New Mexico state is $51,968 per year, which is less than faculty salaries around the nation, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in New Mexico earn more than female faculty by 4%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in New Mexico

No data at this time.

Approximately 54% of New Mexico's 2,410 college faculty members are tenured, while 23% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in New Mexico by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. New Mexico Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.58% 7.87% 10.73%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Mexico
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has grown in New Mexico by 3% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also grown by 3%. Thus, working part-time is becoming more popular in New Mexico.

National Vs. New Mexico Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -5.09% -12.11% 3.22%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Mexico
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in New Mexico

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 25% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While as many as 18% of full-time faculty in New Mexico identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in New Mexico

No data at this time.

National Vs. New Mexico Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 5.42% 0.7% 14.74%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in New Mexico state increased by 17% from 2006 to 2009. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at New Mexico by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at New Mexico by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. New Mexico Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -5.48% -10.29% -1.86%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Mexico
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in New Mexico has also increased over the past few years. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. New Mexico Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 3.23% 3.69% 16.36%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Mexico
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. New Mexico Faculty employment by Gender

National New Mexico
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in New Mexico


Consistent with the growth in the number of collegiate-level faculty in New Mexico, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has also increased in the state.

Currently New Mexico has 14,342 graduate students and 135,513 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in New Mexico

4545 4506 4675 4808 4841
7067 7253 7437 7409 7420
255 254 490 543 528
3168 2812 3042 2983 2865
3310 3490 3266 3638 5696
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in New Mexico


In New Mexico, 6,856 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Approximately 35% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 16% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in New Mexico.

Retention rates in New Mexico

Returning Students 49%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In New Mexico state, 49 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 27 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. National trends are inconsistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in New Mexico

Graduation Students 27%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. New Mexico Students By Gender

National New Mexico
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 42%
Women 58%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in New Mexico is diverse. Of the 149,855 students studying in New Mexico's institutions of higher learning, 58% are female, and 51% are from an ethnic or racial minority. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. New Mexico Students Minorities

National New Mexico
Minorities 29%
Minorities 51%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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  1. New Mexico Teaching Schools37,561 Employed
  2. New Mexico Engineering Schools33,360 Employed
  3. New Mexico Business Schools31,763 Employed
  4. New Mexico Liberal Arts Schools14,918 Employed
  5. New Mexico Law Schools14,431 Employed
  6. New Mexico Art Schools9,874 Employed
  7. New Mexico Business Administration Schools9,701 Employed
  8. New Mexico Criminal Justice Schools8,562 Employed
  9. New Mexico English Schools8,260 Employed
  10. New Mexico Management Schools8,149 Employed
  11. New Mexico Information Systems Schools8,086 Employed
  12. New Mexico Architecture Schools8,018 Employed
  13. New Mexico Early Childhood Education Schools7,842 Employed
  14. New Mexico Accounting Schools7,801 Employed
  15. New Mexico Information Technology Schools7,711 Employed
  16. New Mexico Psychology Schools7,360 Employed
  17. New Mexico Nursing Schools7,239 Employed
  18. New Mexico Biology Schools7,228 Employed
  19. New Mexico Physics Schools6,860 Employed
  20. New Mexico MBA Schools6,792 Employed
  21. New Mexico Forensic Nursing Schools6,757 Employed
  22. New Mexico RN to BSN Schools6,757 Employed
  23. New Mexico BSN Schools6,757 Employed
  24. New Mexico Drafting Schools6,387 Employed
  25. New Mexico Educational Leadership Schools6,063 Employed
  26. New Mexico Special Education Schools5,903 Employed
  27. New Mexico Math Schools5,716 Employed
  28. New Mexico Civil Engineering Schools5,456 Employed
  29. New Mexico Elementary Education Schools5,412 Employed
  30. New Mexico Design Schools5,377 Employed
  31. New Mexico Film Schools4,986 Employed
  32. New Mexico Counseling Schools4,927 Employed
  33. New Mexico Visual Communications Schools4,822 Employed
  34. New Mexico Video Production Schools4,398 Employed
  35. New Mexico Construction Management Schools4,283 Employed
  36. New Mexico Social Work Schools4,253 Employed
  37. New Mexico Carpentry Schools4,014 Employed
  38. New Mexico Human Services Schools3,682 Employed
  39. New Mexico Nutrition Schools3,680 Employed
  40. New Mexico Radiology Technology Schools3,558 Employed
  41. New Mexico Communications Schools3,547 Employed
  42. New Mexico Web Development Schools3,444 Employed
  43. New Mexico Chemistry Schools3,444 Employed
  44. New Mexico Veterinary Schools3,326 Employed
  45. New Mexico Public Health Schools3,247 Employed
  46. New Mexico History Schools3,168 Employed
  47. New Mexico Music Schools3,142 Employed
  48. New Mexico Paralegal Schools3,133 Employed
  49. New Mexico Animation Schools3,114 Employed
  50. New Mexico Finance Schools3,107 Employed
  51. New Mexico Public Administration Schools3,070 Employed
  52. New Mexico Culinary Schools3,063 Employed
  53. New Mexico Mechanical Engineering Schools2,905 Employed
  54. New Mexico Sociology Schools2,875 Employed
  55. New Mexico Graphic Design Schools2,849 Employed
  56. New Mexico Speech Therapy Schools2,828 Employed
  57. New Mexico Political Science Schools2,773 Employed
  58. New Mexico Creative Writing Schools2,660 Employed
  59. New Mexico Computer Networking Schools2,614 Employed
  60. New Mexico Hospitality Schools2,546 Employed
  61. New Mexico Biochemistry Schools2,506 Employed
  62. New Mexico Fire Science Schools2,493 Employed
  63. New Mexico Dental Hygienist Schools2,394 Employed
  64. New Mexico Electrical Engineering Schools2,314 Employed
  65. New Mexico Journalism Schools2,272 Employed
  66. New Mexico School Psychology Schools2,272 Employed
  67. New Mexico Business Management Schools2,214 Employed
  68. New Mexico Video Game Design Schools2,037 Employed
  69. New Mexico Health Information Schools1,953 Employed
  70. New Mexico Computer Animation Schools1,899 Employed
  71. New Mexico Occupational Therapy Schools1,755 Employed
  72. New Mexico Respiratory Therapy Schools1,665 Employed
  73. New Mexico Human Resources Schools1,604 Employed
  74. New Mexico Theology Schools1,575 Employed
  75. New Mexico Healthcare Administration Schools1,543 Employed
  76. New Mexico Surgical Technology Schools1,527 Employed
  77. New Mexico Property Management Schools1,508 Employed
  78. New Mexico Sonography Schools1,507 Employed
  79. New Mexico Ultrasound Technology Schools1,507 Employed
  80. New Mexico Marketing Schools1,425 Employed
  81. New Mexico Computer Engineering Schools1,405 Employed
  82. New Mexico Fashion Design Schools1,306 Employed
  83. New Mexico Physician Assistant Schools1,297 Employed
  84. New Mexico Physical Therapy Schools1,297 Employed
  85. New Mexico Project Management Schools1,077 Employed
  86. New Mexico Health Information Management Schools1,077 Employed
  87. New Mexico Healthcare Management Schools1,077 Employed
  88. New Mexico International Business Schools1,030 Employed
  89. New Mexico Sports Medicine Schools975 Employed
  90. New Mexico Health Science Schools975 Employed
  91. New Mexico Small Business Schools719 Employed
  92. New Mexico Medical Coding Schools528 Employed
  93. New Mexico Computer Programming Schools513 Employed
  94. New Mexico Physical Therapy Assistant Schools490 Employed
  95. New Mexico Medical Billing Schools468 Employed
  96. New Mexico Gerontology Schools430 Employed
  97. New Mexico Interior Design Schools367 Employed
  98. New Mexico Fashion Schools331 Employed
  99. New Mexico Mental Health Schools260 Employed
  100. New Mexico X Ray Technician Schools257 Employed
  101. New Mexico Web Design Schools250 Employed
  102. New Mexico Forestry Schools249 Employed
  103. New Mexico Computer Science Schools242 Employed
  104. New Mexico Forensic Science Schools234 Employed
  105. New Mexico Game Design Schools138 Employed
  106. New Mexico Game Development Schools138 Employed
  107. New Mexico Sports Management Schools138 Employed
  108. New Mexico Advertising Schools36 Employed
  109. New Mexico Public Relations Schools36 Employed

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