Graduate Schools in New Mexico | NM Graduate Programs

Does attending a graduate school in New Mexico sound interesting? The Southwestern state is located between Texas and Arizona. The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts to broken mesas to high, snow-capped peaks. Despite New Mexico's arid image, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially towards the north.i

New Mexico has a population of 2,085,572 as of the 2014 estimate, which is a 1.3% change from 2010. 25.8% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and the median annual household income is $44,927. The capital of New Mexico is Sante Fe, and other populous cities include Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell and more.ii

Top 7 Occupations in New Mexico

Requiring a Post-Secondary Degree

Professions with the highest employment in New Mexico

Whether you need help deciding what degree to pursue, or just want to get a feel for
professions with the highest employment in New Mexico , the table below should be helpful.

  • Registered Nurses
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

These results were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information see the OES May 2017 State Data Report.

Tourist attractions include the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, the ruins at Fort Union, Billy the Kid mementos at Lincoln, the White Sands and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monuments, Bandelier National Monument, and the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.iii

If you’re now convinced to look at graduate schools in New Mexico, a few suggestions are included below.

Discover Top New Mexico Cities for a Graduate Program

  Population Median Household Income Median Gross Rent % of person having a bachelor's degree or higher
Albuquerqueiv 545,852 $47,989 $789 33.0%
Las Crucesv 97,618 $40,040 $721 32.2%
Rio Ranchovi 87,521 $59,883 $1,033 27.8%
Santa Fevii 67,947 $50,283 $983 44.0%









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