Photography in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of New Mexico receive photography degrees every year. That means an estimated 17 photographers graduate from New Mexico's 6 photography schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a photography program is Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Santa Fe University of Art and Design, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Santa Fe. In 2010, Santa Fe University of Art and Design graduated 7 students from its photography program. The tuition rate at Santa Fe University of Art and Design was $30,358 per year.

The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a photography program. It is located in Albuquerque. Tuition at The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque was $27,125 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a photography program is Northern New Mexico College. Northern New Mexico College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Espanola. Students at Northern New Mexico College paid $2,594 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Photography schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $10,679 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,358 per year, or as little as $1,224 per year. In 2010, the following New Mexico photography schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Santa Fe University of Art and Design - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $30,358 per year
  2. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $27,125 per year
  3. Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year

The lowest tuition rates at New Mexico photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  2. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $1,387 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo - located in Alamogordo, students are charged $1,387 per year

A photography degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a photographer. In 2010, there were 350 photographers working in New Mexico. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of photographers work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 230 photographers
  2. Santa Fe County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of photographers in the state of New Mexico will shrink to 700. This would require a -10% decline in the profession.

Salary

A photographer in New Mexico makes an average of $32,730 per year. However, New Mexico photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,140 per year to more than $59,720 per year in 2010. On average a photographer earns the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - $33,600 per year
  2. Santa Fe County - $26,170 per year

The following counties in New Mexico have the lowest average salaries for photographers:

  1. Santa Fe County - $26,170 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $33,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in photography in New Mexico and to compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Photography in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,146 miles from location New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo NM 8.00277 n/a 3,641
7,121 miles from location Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 14.3259 n/a 2,066
7,159 miles from location The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 22.5425 100% 252
7,119 miles from location Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe NM 55.1936 30% 221
 

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in New Mexico

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 350 $32,730 0.0%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 60 $45,680 -62.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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