Las Cruces has a total population of 74,267 and a student population of 28,575. Of these students, 18,526 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Las Cruces's largest health science school is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from New Mexico State University-Main Campus with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a health science degree in Las Cruces. If you decide to attend one of Las Cruces's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,434 per year in instate tuition and $27,586 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,032 for health science 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 plan on staying in Las Cruces after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Las Cruces, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 health science professionals in New Mexico were working in the greater Las Cruces area. Las Cruces's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Las Cruces is $57,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.