Las Cruces has a total population of 74,267 and a student population of 27,581. Of these students, 18,526 are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is the largest human services school in Las Cruces, based on student population. In 2010, New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 123 students with credentials in human services.
In 2010, 123 students graduated with a human services degree from one of Las Cruces's human services schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,434 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Las Cruces human services schools was an average of $27,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,032 for human services related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
If you decide to work as a human services professional in Las Cruces, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,630 human services professionals in New Mexico. Of these human services professionals, 210 were working in the greater Las Cruces area. Las Cruces's human services professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
As a human services professional in Las Cruces, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,940 per year. This is lower than the average salary for human services professionals in the state.