El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has thirty-two ESL schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Colorado College, the highest ranked school in this group with an ESL program, has a total student population of 2,032. It is the 92nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Colorado.
ESL students from El Paso schools who go on to become english as a second language instructors, ESL trainers, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors make on average $50,390 per year and there are about 68,430 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 90 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $51,030. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $52,160/yr and there are 230 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.871 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by english language and literature teachers, and 0.340/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 32 ESL schools with a 500-mile radius of El Paso, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Fe University of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($27,381/yr) for ESL students, with Northwest Vista College as the lowest, reported at only $3,970/yr.