Albuequerque, NM has nine gunsmithing schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Colorado School of Trades, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 148. It is the 2010th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Gunsmithing students from Albuequerque schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 9 gunsmithing schools with a 500-mile radius of Albuequerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado School of Trades comes out as the most expensive ($30,156/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.