Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one childhood education school within its city limits. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute has a total student population of 635. It is the 5734th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Childhood Education students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 1,000 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $23,710. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $57,810/yr and there are 660 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 1.731 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.629/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute ends up costing a student $4,195/yr.