New Mexico State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • New Mexico State University ranks better than only 23% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • New Mexico State University ranks better than 74% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at New Mexico State University

We calculated a salary score for each of New Mexico State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at New Mexico State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for NMSU Associate Degrees

NMSU ranks higher than 24% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 35% $8,750 $42,682 35%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 16% $18,835 $24,035 16%
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services 25% $14,750 $22,890 25%
Business/Commerce, General 8% $10,770 $22,094 8%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 18% $14,350 $25,387 18%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 8% Not Reported $20,140 8%
Data Processing 24% $8,998 $24,421 24%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 50% Not Reported $47,260 50%
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 56% Not Reported $50,856 56%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 10% Not Reported $32,708 10%
Fire Protection 5% Not Reported $25,395 5%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 12% Not Reported $21,781 12%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR) 17% Not Reported $30,771 17%
Hospitality Administration/Management 6% Not Reported $20,140 6%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 40% $11,250 $24,068 40%
Precision Metal Working 7% Not Reported $28,960 7%
Public Health 15% $12,616 $22,329 15%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 63% $16,537 $61,218 63%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 19% $13,500 $18,087 19%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 2% $11,500 $19,592 2%

Salary Scores for NMSU Bachelor's Degrees

NMSU ranks higher than 23% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 9% $14,834 $37,928 9%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 8% Not Reported $58,673 8%
Agricultural Business and Management 22% Not Reported $38,289 22%
Animal Sciences 41% $13,393 $29,413 41%
Apparel and Textiles 42% Not Reported $35,416 42%
Biology, General 24% $19,325 $25,194 24%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 10% $21,308 $31,356 10%
Business/Commerce, General 12% $21,125 $32,284 12%
Chemical Engineering 96% $17,578 $80,964 96%
Civil Engineering 9% $14,500 $54,109 9%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 50% $24,750 $57,860 50%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 15% $19,750 $28,636 15%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 4% $24,250 $20,140 4%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 62% Not Reported $24,532 62%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 40% $16,767 $68,499 40%
Engineering Technology, General 66% $18,021 $58,673 66%
English Language and Literature, General 4% $15,750 $19,592 4%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 18% $20,500 $21,964 18%
Finance and Financial Management Services 5% $13,812 $34,704 5%
Geography and Cartography 0% Not Reported $17,624 0%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 67% Not Reported $39,927 67%
Graphic Communications 15% $19,183 $20,140 15%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 16% $18,518 $25,484 16%
History 32% Not Reported $27,669 32%
Hospitality Administration/Management 5% $23,000 $27,222 5%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 15% $20,500 $25,194 15%
Industrial Engineering 1% Not Reported $49,436 1%
International Business 11% Not Reported $35,060 11%
Journalism 21% $16,750 $28,055 21%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22% $25,144 $27,222 22%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 28% $18,060 $25,826 28%
Marketing 33% $20,997 $39,523 33%
Mathematics 13% Not Reported $33,281 13%
Mechanical Engineering 46% $22,858 $64,990 46%
Plant Sciences 14% $28,032 $29,639 14%
Political Science and Government 17% $19,500 $28,598 17%
Psychology, General 6% $18,751 $22,455 6%
Public Health 9% $26,065 $26,353 9%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 43% $19,598 $63,773 43%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 88% Not Reported $38,289 88%
Social Work 32% $17,000 $30,119 32%
Sociology 22% $22,709 $28,381 22%
Special Education and Teaching 5% $19,000 $30,409 5%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 15% $22,450 $30,907 15%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 42% $14,000 $35,701 42%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 19% $19,351 $20,530 19%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 82% $17,500 $33,043 82%

Salary Scores for NMSU Master's Degrees

NMSU ranks higher than 31% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 30% Not Reported $57,995 30%
Anthropology 86% Not Reported $47,260 86%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 21% $22,801 $52,941 21%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 37% Not Reported $44,942 37%
Curriculum and Instruction 13% $30,166 $40,712 13%
Educational Administration and Supervision 37% $22,183 $52,107 37%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 35% Not Reported $87,973 35%
English Language and Literature, General 6% Not Reported $25,194 6%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 25% $24,194 $39,909 25%
Industrial Engineering 46% Not Reported $79,284 46%
Plant Sciences 11% Not Reported $39,369 11%
Public Health 43% $28,000 $52,107 43%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 9% Not Reported $69,338 9%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 38% Not Reported $34,082 38%
Social Work 46% $28,807 $45,190 46%
Sociology 11% Not Reported $26,353 11%
Special Education and Teaching 44% $27,299 $49,019 44%

Salary Scores for NMSU Doctoral Degrees

NMSU ranks higher than 41% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 2% Not Reported $45,808 2%
Curriculum and Instruction 49% Not Reported $70,456 49%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 88% Not Reported $144,240 88%

New Mexico State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Rose Urquidi 9/16/2019

The professors were great and very helpful. If they saw that you were trying to succeed they would help you try to reach your goals no matter how much you were struggling. The professors also help you as much as possible if you are planning on going to graduate school. They will get you all the resources you will need to apply for graduate school. As an undergrad in Counseling and community psychology there were a few of us who graduated with that degree, which I thought was great because you go through the... Read More

Rose Urquidi 9/16/2019

The professors were great and very helpful. If they saw that you were trying to succeed they would help you try to reach your goals no matter how much you were struggling. The professors also help you as much as possible if you are planning on going to graduate school. They will get you all the resources you will need to apply for graduate school. As an undergrad in Counseling and community psychology there were a few of us who graduated with that degree, which I thought was great because you go through the... Read More