University of New Mexico Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of New Mexico ranks better than only 34% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of New Mexico ranks better than 74% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of New Mexico

We calculated a salary score for each of University of New Mexico'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 University of New Mexico 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 UNM Associate Degrees

UNM ranks higher than 19% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 9% $8,250 $21,964 9%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 12% Not Reported $21,964 12%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7% $9,000 $16,730 7%
Physical Sciences 27% $12,500 $20,921 27%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 74% $11,248 $63,997 74%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 12% Not Reported $16,874 12%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 1% Not Reported $18,315 1%

Salary Scores for UNM Bachelor's Degrees

UNM ranks higher than 34% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 52% $16,747 $51,392 52%
American Sign Language 10% Not Reported $25,194 10%
Anthropology 16% $18,700 $21,599 16%
Area Studies 11% $21,841 $23,803 11%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 26% $16,500 $28,960 26%
Biology, General 30% $16,750 $26,121 30%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35% $19,250 $39,459 35%
Chemical Engineering 0% $18,022 $46,087 0%
Chemistry 3% $7,632 $24,421 3%
Civil Engineering 11% $22,800 $54,635 11%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 25% $19,388 $50,231 25%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 32% $21,500 $22,892 32%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84% $19,500 $73,949 84%
Computer Engineering 10% $15,000 $55,338 10%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 43% $19,428 $34,388 43%
Dance 38% Not Reported $21,508 38%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 49% $19,541 $56,302 49%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 46% $22,797 $22,766 46%
Economics 19% $14,000 $39,009 19%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 47% $21,066 $69,897 47%
Engineering Science 25% Not Reported $59,948 25%
English Language and Literature, General 18% $22,590 $24,267 18%
Environmental Design 6% Not Reported $27,343 6%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 79% $18,000 $33,719 79%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 24% $20,500 $26,643 24%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 65% Not Reported $28,598 65%
Fine and Studio Arts 12% $20,500 $20,140 12%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 24% $20,391 $28,236 24%
Geography and Cartography 1% $19,711 $21,508 1%
History 14% $21,887 $23,649 14%
International/Global Studies 10% $14,000 $20,140 10%
Journalism 58% $17,500 $33,687 58%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26% $22,000 $28,173 26%
Mechanical Engineering 30% $22,913 $62,463 30%
Music 24% Not Reported $22,806 24%
Philosophy 31% $24,244 $25,967 31%
Political Science and Government 32% $18,500 $32,124 32%
Psychology, General 33% $19,125 $27,829 33%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 70% $23,500 $71,217 70%
Religion/Religious Studies 58% Not Reported $28,598 58%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 60% $20,082 $31,236 60%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 49% $17,500 $32,644 49%
Sociology 35% $21,841 $30,520 35%
Special Education and Teaching 10% $21,500 $32,284 10%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 25% $20,500 $32,719 25%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 16% $20,000 $31,356 16%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 37% $22,500 $24,035 37%

Salary Scores for UNM Master's Degrees

UNM ranks higher than 40% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 64% $30,056 $63,377 64%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 70% $78,039 $108,092 70%
Architecture 6% $31,746 $46,087 6%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 38% $29,017 $64,196 38%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 6% $41,040 $45,026 6%
Civil Engineering 1% Not Reported $57,318 1%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 55% $26,105 $48,041 55%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 89% $38,574 $63,855 89%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79% Not Reported $101,964 79%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 40% Not Reported $79,081 40%
Educational Administration and Supervision 45% Not Reported $54,880 45%
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 42% Not Reported $47,260 42%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 62% Not Reported $97,959 62%
Fine and Studio Arts 33% $46,623 $27,439 33%
Landscape Architecture 10% Not Reported $44,170 10%
Mechanical Engineering 89% Not Reported $94,940 89%
Music 18% $31,834 $21,383 18%
Public Administration 35% $34,748 $50,022 35%
Public Health 47% $36,736 $53,358 47%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 48% $54,001 $99,648 48%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 55% $53,000 $58,221 55%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 23% $27,301 $45,383 23%
Special Education and Teaching 17% $30,263 $42,682 17%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 34% $40,174 $41,937 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 47% $30,424 $46,422 47%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 32% $25,591 $45,696 32%

Salary Scores for UNM Doctoral Degrees

UNM ranks higher than 50% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 35% Not Reported $55,547 35%
Engineering, General 76% Not Reported $108,649 76%
Law 31% $85,991 $53,908 31%
Medicine 39% $138,250 $56,641 39%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 77% $130,500 $119,748 77%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 67% Not Reported $126,504 67%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 57% $77,248 $71,644 57%

Salary Scores for UNM Certificates

UNM ranks higher than 32% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 32% Not Reported $23,456 32%

University of New Mexico Reviews

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Val 1/9/2020

University of New Mexico is a great middle ground school. Tuition isn't ridiculous and the professors are knowledgeable. Do your research on the professors before taking a course, though. The campus is on the smaller side and is open, so watch out for transients. Course selection wasn't the largest, so make sure you register for classes ASAP or you won't have the greatest schedule. UNM also offers several online classes and many degree programs can be completed online. This helps with a busy life and makes... Read More

Cristina Villalovos 10/13/2019

The University of New Mexico provides an enriching educational setting that embraces diversity in culture and learning styles. The campus is rich in student resources and all the staff I encountered were professional and kind. The one-stop student resource center was especially convenient and quick. This is especially true for financial aid services. My questions and concerns were promptly addressed whether by telephone or in person. The campus hosted many events while I was a student including political,... Read More