El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one retail school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana has a total student population of 9,021. It is the 5678th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Retail students from El Paso schools who go on to become retail workers, retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 4,209,500 people working as retail salespersons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,630. Also, Sales and related employees make on average $36,020 per year and there are about 13,715,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the El Paso area alone, there are 29,740 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $26,640. Retail salespersons in this area earn $21,140/yr and there are 11,190 employed.
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. Thus, about 41.556 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by retail salespersons, and 110.450/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ends up costing a student $5,430/yr.