Special Education in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in New Mexico


Each year, roughly 0.4% of New Mexico students graduate with degrees in special education. In other words, every year an estimated 171 special education professionals graduate from New Mexico's 9 special education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a special education 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. 45 students graduated with a degree in special education from New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid $5,400 per year in tuition fees.

University of the Southwest, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a special education program. It is located in Hobbs. In 2010, 3 students graduated from University of the Southwest special education program. The tuition rate at University of the Southwest was $14,500 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Mexico with a special education program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, 72 students graduated from University of New Mexico-Main Campus special education program. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at New Mexico's special education schools ranges from $14,500 per year to $1,224 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,559 per year. The New Mexico special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of the Southwest - located in Hobbs, students are charged $14,500 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $10,120 per year
  3. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year

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

  1. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  2. Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year
  3. New Mexico Highlands University - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,972 per year

A special education degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico special education professionals:

  1. Bernalillo County - 430 special education professionals
  2. Chaves County - 350 special education professionals
  3. Dona Ana County - 340 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of special education professionals in New Mexico will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,010 special education professionals working in New Mexico.

Salary

special education professionals in New Mexico earn $55,550 per year on average. But, salaries for special education professional can vary. In 2010, special education professional made as little as less than $35,000 per year or as much as more than $95,350 per year in New Mexico. The following counties in New Mexico have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Dona Ana County - $66,260 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $57,970 per year
  3. Cibola County - $52,000 per year

On average, special education professionals earn the least in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Chaves County - $47,170 per year
  2. San Juan County - $47,920 per year
  3. Catron County - $51,580 per year

The special education professionals with highest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $55,550 per year

The special education professionals with lowest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $55,550 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in special education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in New Mexico
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Special Education in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
6,986 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales NM 22.1305 52% 4,679
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,158 miles from location University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus Albuquerque NM 15.0679 n/a 4,537
7,077 miles from location New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas NM 13.6265 n/a 3,739
7,283 miles from location Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 13.5482 n/a 3,370
7,121 miles from location Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 14.3259 n/a 2,066
6,990 miles from location University of the Southwest Hobbs NM 40.5528 66% 528
 

Curious what studying Special Education 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)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,580 $55,550 -7.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in New Mexico