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Special Education Schools In New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are 8 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in New Mexico, which includes special education 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

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  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 Community College

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

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  6. University of the Southwest

    6610 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  7. Western New Mexico University

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

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  8. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Special Education Employment

New Mexico 3,330
National 468,850

Approximately 1% of the country's special education professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In New Mexico

4,360 4,890 3,750 3,670 1,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in New Mexico. There were 2,780 less special education professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 64% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of special education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$41,260 $44,547 $52,800 $53,363 $55,550
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries paid to special education professionals are increasing in New Mexico. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $41,260 per year, and in 2010 they made $55,550 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 26% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of special education. The pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 118%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

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

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited special education schools in New Mexico is decreasing. In 2006 there were 342 special education graduates from special education courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 175 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 49%. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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