Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two early childhood education schools within its city limits. Central New Mexico Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 27,999. It is the 5420th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Albuquerque, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Central New Mexico Community College such as Catron Allred, Jesse Chenven, Alan Edmonds, Bettina Eklund, Randa Gamal, and Gail Goldstein.
Early Childhood Education students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 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 early childhood education schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr) for early childhood education students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.