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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in New Mexico

Approximately 2.9% of graduates in of New Mexico receive teaching degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,398 teachers graduate from New Mexico's 27 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico with a teaching program is New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. 252 students graduated with a degree in teaching 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 teaching program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Santa Fe University of Art and Design graduated 6 students from its teaching program. Students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design paid $30,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of the Southwest, which is located in Hobbs, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 59th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 18 students graduated from University of the Southwest teaching program. Students at University of the Southwest paid $14,500 per year in tuition fees.


Teaching schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $3,929 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,358 per year, or as little as $675 per year. The New Mexico teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

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

  1. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $675 per year
  2. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  3. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in New Mexico pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 25,390 teacher working in New Mexico, including 360 english teachers, primary school education administrators, and 690 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico teachers:

  1. Bernalillo County - 9,650 teachers
  2. Chaves County - 4,450 teachers
  3. Cibola County - 2,810 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of New Mexico will grow to 22,240. This would require a 15% growth in the field.


teachers in New Mexico make an average of $60,626 per year. In 2010, however, some New Mexico teacher earned as little as less than $16,090 per year or as much as more than $155,950 per year. On average teacher earn the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Dona Ana County - $74,080 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $63,262 per year
  3. Santa Fe County - $62,425 per year

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

  1. San Juan County - $53,027 per year
  2. Cibola County - $54,675 per year
  3. Catron County - $55,103 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in New Mexico were:

  1. Education Administrator - $103,280 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $79,890 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $74,960 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $46,220 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $39,220 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in teaching and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School n/a $79,890
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 10,170 $51,660 1.0%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4,740 $52,930 -15.5%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,860 $65,380
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,580 $55,550 -7.6%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,450 $51,920 52.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 800 $60,690 81.8%
Instructional Coordinators 720 $55,410 20.0%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 690 $103,280 11.3%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 610 $74,960 -27.4%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $50,480 18.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $46,220 -23.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 430 $62,700 -29.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 400 $39,220 -42.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 360 $61,710 -29.4%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 310 $66,670 -45.6%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 80 $60,820
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 70 $51,770

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