Las Cruces, NM (population: 95,663) has two manufacturing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in this group with a manufacturing program, has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Manufacturing students from Las Cruces schools who go on to become manufacturers, manufacturing professionals, manufacturing managers, manufacturing directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Las Cruces lies in Dona Ana county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Las Cruces area has 65,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.00/hr average worker wage, and a $37,450 average annual salary.
Of the 2 manufacturing schools with a 100-mile radius of Las Cruces, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($5,224/yr) for manufacturing students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.