Rio Rancho, NM (population: 85,837) has two RN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navajo Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a RN program, has a total student population of 751. It is the 1715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
RN students from Rio Rancho schools who go on to become registered nurses, nurses, RNs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530.
Rio Rancho lies in Sandoval 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.
Of the 2 RN schools with a 100-mile radius of Rio Rancho, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($11,907/yr) for RN students, with Navajo Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,488/yr.