Writing in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in New Mexico


Each year, roughly 0.2% of New Mexico students graduate with degrees in writing. In other words, every year an estimated 114 writers graduate from New Mexico's 6 writing schools.

Top Schools

New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a writing program. It is located in Las Cruces. 10 students graduated with a degree in writing from New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, which is located in Santa Fe, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design writing program. Students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design paid $30,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 76 students graduated from University of New Mexico-Main Campus writing program. Tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was $5,506 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Mexico's writing schools ranges from $30,358 per year to $1,224 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,378 per year. In 2010, the writing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. Santa Fe University of Art and Design - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $30,358 per year
  2. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year

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

  1. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  2. Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $2,840 per year
  3. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - located in Socorro, students are charged $4,941 per year

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

Most people who graduate from writing school in New Mexico go on to work as a writer. In 2010, there were 160 writers working in New Mexico. The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico writers:

  1. Bernalillo County - 110 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of writers in the state of New Mexico will grow to 390. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.

Salary

A writer in New Mexico makes an average of $52,020 per year. However, New Mexico writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $40,860 per year to more than $59,600 per year in 2010. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Bernalillo County - $52,070 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in writing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as writing or communications.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Writing in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Writing in New Mexico
  • Doctoral Degree in Writing in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Writing in New Mexico

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors 160 $52,020 6.7%
 

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