Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has three spanish schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a spanish program, has a total student population of 27,241. It is the 1620th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Spanish students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become spanish teachers, spanish interpreters, spanish tutors, spanish language and culture specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 27,020 people working as foreign language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,300. Also, Vocational education teachers make on average $52,030 per year and there are about 114,420 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 3 spanish schools with a 100-mile radius of Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Mexico-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($10,302/yr) for spanish students, with New Mexico Highlands University as the lowest, reported at only $8,738/yr.