El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one carpentry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana has a total student population of 9,021. It is the 5678th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Carpentry students from El Paso schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 3,070 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $20,150. Carpenters in this area earn $25,660/yr and there are 970 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.591 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by carpenters, and 11.417/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ends up costing a student $5,430/yr.