Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one film school within its city limits. Central New Mexico Community College 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).
Film students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are ** employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $56,330/yr and there are 190 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 0.486 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by producers and directors, and **/1000 are held by actors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College ends up costing a student $10,387/yr.