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Sociology Schools In New Mexico

There are 5 accredited sociology schools in New Mexico for faculty who teach sociology classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the sociology academic community in New Mexico, and the future trends in sociology 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 Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

    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. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Sociology Employment

New Mexico 160
National 21,140

Of all of the sociology professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of New Mexico.

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In New Mexico

170 160 130 140 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, sociology is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 10 less sociology professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of sociology professionals has shrunk by 6%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of sociology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of sociology professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$63,470 $64,580 $65,060 $65,830 $61,930
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sociology professionals is decreasing in New Mexico. Sociology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $61,930 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 2% decline in sociology professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of sociology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid sociology professionals earning 156% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In New Mexico, sociology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited sociology schools in New Mexico is decreasing. In New Mexico, there were 118 graduates in 2006. And there were 112 graduates from sociology courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of sociology school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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The number of sociology faculty, growth in the field of sociology academia and sociology faculty salaries in New Mexico, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching sociology courses to students at the associates degree in sociology, bachelors degree in sociology, masters degree in sociology, and doctoral degree in sociology levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of sociology in New Mexico. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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