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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in New Mexico

Social Work is a popular major and New Mexico is the 37th most popular state for students studying this major. 426 of the 55,945 Social Work degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in New Mexico. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in New Mexico ranking analyzed 1 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in social work. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Social Work students in New Mexico.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in New Mexico Your choice of social work school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A social work degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average wages after graduation. A social work bachelors degree from a college in New Mexico helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $25,300 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Social Work students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other social work students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized social work related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Social Work students in New Mexico.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in New Mexico

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Social Work degree.

Best Social Work Colleges in New Mexico

It's hard to beat New Mexico State University - Main Campus if you wish to pursue social work as a major. Located in the medium-sized suburb Las Cruces, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a public school with a large student population.

Graduates of the social work program earn around $25,300 for their early career.


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Best Social Work Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Social Work Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 311 3,639
Arizona 297 1,049
Oklahoma 270 321

One of 5 majors within the Public Administration & Social Service area of study, Social Work has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Social Work

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration 16,874
Human Services 14,962
Public Policy 5,550
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,775
Other Public Administration 957

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Army Medicine.

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