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 nutrition programs.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is the largest nutrition school in Las Cruces, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Nutrition program at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in nutrition from nutrition schools in Las Cruces in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Las Cruces's nutrition schools was $17,434 per year for instate students and $27,586 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,032 for nutrition related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board at Las Cruces-based nutrition schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
Many nutrition graduates choose to work as nutritionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Las Cruces, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of nutritionists in Las Cruces will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.