El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has three HVAC schools within its city limits. Western Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 549. It is the 1018th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
HVAC students from El Paso schools who go on to become hvac specialists, plumbers, hvac sheet metal installers, air conditioning technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 3 HVAC schools in El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($35,298/yr) for HVAC students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.