Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two court reporting schools within its city limits. Brookline College, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 4586th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Court Reporting students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today.
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 court reporting schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookline College comes out as the most expensive ($15,598/yr) for court reporting students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.