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Political Science Schools In New Mexico

There are 5 accredited political science schools in New Mexico for faculty who teach political science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of New Mexico, which encompasses political science 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. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

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

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Political Science Employment

New Mexico 70
National 20,400

Approximately 0% of the country's political science professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In New Mexico

220 230 60 70 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of political science is shrinking. In 2010 there were 150 less political science professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. This represents a 68% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$70,980 $73,550 $71,480 $73,150 $73,350
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in New Mexico. Political science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $70,980 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $73,350 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 3% growth in political science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In New Mexico state, within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid political science professionals earn 81% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in New Mexico

International Business
Political Science
Public Administration

In New Mexico, political science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited political science schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006, 142 students graduated from political science courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 156 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 10%. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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