Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. Central New Mexico Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering 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 environmental engineering programs in Albuquerque, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Central New Mexico Community College such as Ed Fotouhie, Andy Huertaz, and Charles Yonker.
Environmental Engineering students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental specialists, environmental protection specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 50,610 people working as environmental engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,750. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 370 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $63,160. Environmental engineers in this area earn $100,820/yr and there are 220 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 0.585 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by environmental engineers, and 0.979/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering 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 environmental engineering students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.