Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has three LPN schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 2978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
LPN students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 3,550 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,970. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $56,080/yr and there are 2,820 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 7.385 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 9.289/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 LPN schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr) for LPN students, with Central New Mexico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,387/yr.