Visual Communications in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of New Mexico receive visual communications degrees every year. Thus, New Mexico's 14 visual communications schools put out approximately 102 visual communications professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a visual communications 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, 46 students graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus' visual communications program. Tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture, which is located in Santa Fe, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a visual communications program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. 2 students graduated with degree in visual communications from Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture in 2010. The tuition rate at Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture was $2,840 per year.

The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a visual communications program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque graduated 2 students from its visual communications programs. Tuition at The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque was $27,125 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico visual communications school, average tuition will be $5,203 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $944 per year to $27,125 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico visual communications schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $27,125 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $19,344 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year

The following New Mexico visual communications schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year

A visual communications degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

visual communications graduates in New Mexico can go into a variety of professions such as video editor, audio visual technician, and artist. In 2010, there were 1,080 visual communications professional working in New Mexico, including 690 graphic designers, 50 video editors, and 300 audio visual technicians. The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico visual communications professionals:

  1. Bernalillo County - 770 visual communications professionals
  2. Chaves County - 50 visual communications professionals
  3. Dona Ana County - 40 visual communications professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of visual communications professionals in the state of New Mexico will grow to 1,840. This would require a 9% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, visual communications professionals earn $45,315 per year. However, New Mexico visual communications professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,220 per year to more than $69,750 per year in 2010. On average visual communications professional earn the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Santa Fe County - $44,070 per year
  2. Chaves County - $37,340 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $36,847 per year

On average, visual communications professionals earn the least in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Dona Ana County - $30,970 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $36,847 per year
  3. Chaves County - $37,340 per year

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

  1. Artist - $71,320 per year
  2. Graphic Designer - $44,910 per year
  3. Video Editor - $36,670 per year

The visual communications professionals with lowest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Video Editor - $36,670 per year
  2. Audio Visual Technician - $28,360 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Visual Communications in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Visual Communications in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
6,974 miles from location Clovis Community College Clovis NM 5.1584 n/a 4,282
7,077 miles from location New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas NM 13.6265 n/a 3,739
7,146 miles from location New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo NM 8.00277 n/a 3,641
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
7,055 miles from location New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad NM 6.0625 n/a 2,043
7,159 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 21.2857 100% 722
7,121 miles from location Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Santa Fe NM 30.1809 n/a 350
7,159 miles from location The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 22.5425 100% 252
 

Curious what studying Visual Communications 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
Graphic Designers + 690 $44,910 -8.0%
2
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 300 $28,360 -11.8%
3
Film and Video Editors + 50 $36,670
4
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 40 $71,320 -71.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are visual communications related jobs in New Mexico