Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has four bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Brookline College, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 4586th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Bookkeeping students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 3,500 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $61,120. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $31,360/yr and there are 5,860 employed.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.347 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.165/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 4 bookkeeping schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,023/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.