Albuequerque, NM has five event planning schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with an event planning program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Event Planning students from Albuequerque schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 5 event planning schools with a 500-mile radius of Albuequerque, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan State College of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($11,829/yr) for event planning students, with Arizona State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,603/yr.