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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in New Mexico

99 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,950 Avg Salary
$18,500 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Journalism School for You

Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in New MexicoIn 2018-2019, 99 bachelor's degrees were awarded to journalism students who went to a New Mexico college or university. This makes it the #22 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 12,988 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.8% were from a college or university in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Journalism list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in New Mexico ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in journalism.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Journalism Majors

After graduating, journalism majors that go to school in New Mexico go on to jobs making an average of $25,950 per year. Unfortunately, that is 35% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, journalism majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $29,851. That's 13% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in New Mexico.

Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools in New Mexico  25,950
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52,000
Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,851
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52,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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52,000

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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Grads in New Mexico

The following colleges produce the highest paid journalism graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Journalism Graduates in New Mexico

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Located in the city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in journalism from the school is $27,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, journalism graduates from UNM carry an average student debtload of $17,536. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $161.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid journalism school. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Las Cruces. Students who receive their bachelor's in journalism from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $24,000.

On average, journalism graduates from New Mexico State University - Main Campus take out $21,849 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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Best Journalism Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Journalism Colleges in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 802
Oklahoma 192 316
Arizona 187 367

Journalism is one of 5 different types of Communication & Journalism programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 18

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jfurrer.

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