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Public Health Schools in New Mexico

In 2018-2019, 171 students earned their Public Health degrees in NM.

A Public Health major is the 11th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in New Mexico

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 63
Bachelor’s Degree 43
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 32
Associate’s Degree 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 7
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 7
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1

Gender Distribution

In New Mexico, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in NM Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in New Mexico is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 40.9%
  • White: 31.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.7%
  • Other Races: 14.6%
Public Health Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in New Mexico

In this state, there are 8,070 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NM

Wages for Public Health Jobs in New Mexico

Public Health grads earn an average of $72,440 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in New Mexico that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
22,729 Total Students

A typical student attending UNM will pay a net price of $14,329. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,296 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,867. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,096 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,620.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,054 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. In their early career, NMSU Dona Ana grads earn an average salary of $24,800.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,487 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. In their early career, UNM Gallup grads earn an average salary of $28,100. This public school has an average net price of $6,808.

Public Health Careers in NM

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $133,800
Physicists 23% $148,620
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $102,100
Community Health Workers 15% $36,150
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 12% $51,210
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 12% $72,020
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 12% $73,060

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Nursing 1,468
Allied Health Services 1,174
Allied Health Professions 946
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 698
Health Sciences & Services 578
Mental & Social Health Services 405
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 275
Dental Support Services 253

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