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Nutrition Schools In New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are 4 accredited schools where nutrition classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in nutrition in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Santa Fe Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Nutrition Employment

New Mexico 260
National 77,400

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

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In New Mexico

420 510 480 210 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of nutrition professionals is shrinking in New Mexico. There were 160 less nutrition professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 38% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for nutrition professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of nutrition professionals working around the nation.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$31,860 $37,050 $36,275 $40,725 $41,660
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nutrition professionals is declining, the salaries paid to nutrition professionals are increasing in New Mexico. In 2006 nutrition professionals made a mean salary of $31,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $41,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in New Mexico

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 24%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid nutrition professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nutrition in New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in New Mexico


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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited nutrition schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 59 nutrition graduates from nutrition courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 65 graduates.

This represents a 10% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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