Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one game school within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque 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).
Game students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become game developers, game designers, video game designers, video game developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,390 people working as gaming managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,030.
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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque ends up costing a student $22,907/yr.