Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has seven business and finance schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a business and finance program, has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 2978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Business and Finance students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become business and finance professionals, event planners, web developers, SEOs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,063,670 people working as business and financial operations employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,900. Also, Wholesale and retail buyers make on average $55,480 per year and there are about 116,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 390 employed wholesale and retail buyers earning an average salary of $45,190. Business and financial operations employees in this area earn $62,250/yr and there are 15,770 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 41.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by business and financial operations employees, and 1.017/1000 are held by wholesale and retail buyers.
Of the 7 business and finance schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($34,902/yr) for business and finance students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.