Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one computer programming school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus 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 Programming students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer security specialists, computer support specialists, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 960 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $81,610. Computer programmers in this area earn $90,790/yr and there are 1,020 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 2.682 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by computer programmers, and 2.506/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus ends up costing a student $22,023/yr.