Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two computer animation schools within its city limits. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 252. It is the 3539th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Computer Animation students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become computer animators, animators, animation designers, animation artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810.
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.
Of the 2 computer animation schools in Albuquerque, none have 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 computer animation students, with ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque as the lowest, reported at only $22,907/yr.