Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one computer engineering school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Mexico-Main Campus has a total student population of 27,241. It is the 1620th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Computer Engineering students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 1,020 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $90,790. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $63,740/yr and there are 700 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 1.841 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 2.682/1000 are held by computer programmers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Mexico-Main Campus ends up costing a student $10,302/yr.