Santa Fe, NM (population: 74,019) has seven electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 27,241. It is the 1620th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Electronics students from Santa Fe schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today.
Santa Fe lies in Santa Fe county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Santa Fe area has 63,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $20.20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,010 average annual salary.
Of the 7 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Fe, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr) for electronics students, with Luna Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,629/yr.