Best master’s of social work programs in New Mexico

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in New Mexico | #41 in Social Work nationally

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Economic score: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,700

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,685

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,807

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in New Mexico | #134 in Social Work nationally

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

Economic score: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,919

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,904

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.91

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.