Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one corrections 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).
Corrections students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 930 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $36,630. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $39,950/yr and there are 1,660 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 4.334 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 2.444/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus ends up costing a student $22,023/yr.