Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has two graphic design schools within its city limits. The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque, the highest ranked school in the city with a graphic design program, has a total student population of 252. It is the 3539th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus). To learn more about graphic design programs in Albuquerque, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of graphic design professors at The Art Center Design College such as Joe Chavez, Brian Fuller, and Bill Platz.
Graphic Design students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become graphic designers, animation designers, fashion designers, web designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 200,870 people working as graphic designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,820.
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.
Of the 2 graphic design schools in Albuquerque, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($34,902/yr) for graphic design students, with ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque as the lowest, reported at only $22,907/yr.