Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 5,120. It is the 4832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Computer Forensics students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 550 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $81,010. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $73,360/yr and there are 960 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 2.512 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.427/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Albuquerque, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,023/yr) for computer forensics students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.