If you decide that you want to get an architecture certificate, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 architecture schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico. With an overall population of 74,267 and a student population of 28,575, approximately 27,547 of Las Cruces students attend one of Las Cruces's schools that offer architecture programs.
Of the 2 architecture schools in Las Cruces, the largest architecture school, by student population, is New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. In 2010, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana graduated approximately 7 students from its architecture program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with an architecture certificate from one of Las Cruces's architecture schools. Tuition in 2009 at Las Cruces's architecture schools was $17,434 per year for instate students and $27,586 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,032 for architecture 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 at Las Cruces-based architecture schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,052.
If you plan on staying in Las Cruces after graduating from architecture school, you should know that job prospects for architects in Las Cruces, which is the most popular architecture profession, are not very good. There were 790 architects working in New Mexico and 30 working in the greater Las Cruces area in 2010. The number of architects in Las Cruces is expected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for architects.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an architect in Las Cruces is $58,290 per year, which is higher than the average for architects state-wide.
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