Psychology in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in New Mexico


Each year, approximately 1.1% of New Mexico graduates receive degrees in psychology. In other words, every year an estimated 538 psychology professionals graduate from New Mexico's 15 psychology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a psychology program is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, 94 students graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus' psychology program. The tuition rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a psychology 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, 13 students graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design psychology program. Tuition at Santa Fe University of Art and Design was $30,358 per year.

University of the Southwest, which is located in Hobbs, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 59th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 10 students graduated from University of the Southwest psychology program. Tuition at University of the Southwest was $14,500 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,820 per year, though tuition can range from $30,358 per year to $944 per year. In 2010, the following New Mexico psychology 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. University of the Southwest - located in Hobbs, students are charged $14,500 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $10,120 per year

The psychology schools in New Mexico that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
  2. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
  3. New Mexico Junior College - located in Hobbs, students are charged $1,076 per year

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

The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of psychology professional are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 1,320 psychology professionals
  2. Santa Fe County - 490 psychology professionals
  3. Dona Ana County - 160 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in New Mexico will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,230 psychology professionals working in New Mexico. The greatest growth for psychology professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Psychologists, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.

Salary

psychology professionals in New Mexico earn $44,320 per year on average. In 2010, however, some New Mexico psychology professional earned as little as less than $24,680 per year or as much as more than $100,910 per year. The following counties in New Mexico have the highest average salaries for psychology professionals:

  1. San Juan County - $68,500 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $65,980 per year
  3. Cibola County - $64,920 per year

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

  1. Dona Ana County - $44,380 per year
  2. Catron County - $46,170 per year
  3. Santa Fe County - $52,230 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in New Mexico were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $74,310 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $58,650 per year
  3. Organizational Psychologist - per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in New Mexico were:

  1. Clinical Psychologist - $58,650 per year
  2. Organizational Psychologist - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in psychology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as sociology or sports psychology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in New Mexico
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in New Mexico

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,170 $58,650 193.2%
2
Psychologists, All Other 110 $74,310 -15.4%
3
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 40 n/a
 

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