Las Cruces has a general population of 74,267 and an overall student population of 28,575. Approximately 18,526 of Las Cruces's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is the largest sports medicine school in Las Cruces, based on student population. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from New Mexico State University-Main Campus with credentials in sports medicine.
If you decide to attend one of Las Cruces's sports medicine 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, you should plan on spending an average of $1,032 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sports medicine program in Las Cruces. 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 sports medicine schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
Many sports medicine graduates choose to work as sports medicine professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Las Cruces, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 930 sports medicine professionals in New Mexico. Of these sports medicine professionals, 80 were working in the greater Las Cruces area. The government projects that the number of sports medicine professionals in Las Cruces will increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Las Cruces is $69,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for sports medicine professionals.