Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has three engineering schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 722. It is the 3800th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Engineering students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 400 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $114,170. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $77,690/yr and there are 13,930 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 36.486 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 1.055/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 3 engineering schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has 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 engineering students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.