Dropping out of high school is no longer a viable option. High school dropouts in New Mexico face a 13 percent unemployment rate and earn an average income of $11,426. Nearly every good job requires some certification, license, apprenticeship, associate's degree, or other advanced credential. Click Here to view an Education Week article on lifetime income based on college major
In the chart below is information on graduation course and assessment requirements for the past and present New Mexico graduating classes.