New Mexico colleges ranked by how much students make after graduation

New Mexico colleges ranked by how much students make after graduation

November 5, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


MEXICO COLLEGE IS CHURNING OUT GRADS WITH THE HIGHEST SALARIES? A NEW LIST BY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LISTS OUR STATE’S SCHOOLS BY WHAT KIND OF EARNERS THEY PRODUCE. HERE’S NEWS 13’S JEANNIE NGUYEN. DEAN … JESSICA — IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT NEW MEXICO TECH’S GRADS MAKE THE MOST MONEY. BUT WHERE UNM PLACED IS CAUSING A LOT OF BUZZ AROUND CAMPUS. THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASED COLLEGE SCORECARD RANKING NEW MEXICO’S COLLEGES BY HOW MUCH THEIR GRADS MAKE A DECADE AFTER THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR.. THE STUDY PUTS NEW MEXICO INSTITUTE OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TOP OF THE LIST — .WITH GRADUATES EARNING AN AVERAGE OF 54-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE NEXT SCHOOL HAS A CITY FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ITS NAME — THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX. GRADS FROM ITS ALBUQUERQUE CAMPUS EARN 51-THOUSAND ON AVERAGE. 4:23 “We pride ourselves on making sure that our graduates are ready to contribute effectively in the work force, earn a good income, and really impact not only their lives but also the lives of their family members and the community of Albuquerque.” 4:36 BUT FOR U-N-M — IT BARELY CRACKED THE TOP TEN. GRADUATES THERE MAKE ABOUT 35- THOUSAND. THE SCHOOL SAYS THAT NUMBER IS HIGHER FOR CERTAIN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES. 4:40 “UNM engineering students, they stay in state at about a 50% rate and their average salary is significantly higher than UNM’s average as a whole.” 4:52 UNM STUDENTS WE SPOKE TO TODAY SAY THIS IS SOMETHING THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR.. 10:45 “It’s pretty disappointing because you work so hard these four years at UNM and then you graduate and you’re at like an average job.” 10:54 14:38 “It’s a little disappointing but I definitely think it has a lot to do with the way people network.” 14:47 WHERE DOES OUR OTHER BIG SCHOOL RANK? NEW MEXICO STATE GRADS MAKE A LITTLE LESS THAN 33-THOUSAND — A COUPLE THOUSAND LESS THAN UNM GRADS. JESSICA, BACK TO YOU. OKAY JEANNIE. ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — THE LOWEST-EARNING GRADS COME FROM THE NAVAJO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY — AT UNDER TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE LIST — JUST HEAD TO OUR KRQE NEWS APP. TONIGHT…BREEZY. RAIN