Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has four tax accounting schools within its city limits. Brookline College, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 4586th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Tax Accounting students from Albuquerque schools who go on to become tax accountants, accountants, forensic accountants, tax preparers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,106,980 people working as accountants and auditors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,430. Also, Tax preparers make on average $36,060 per year and there are about 61,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Albuquerque area alone, there are 120 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $28,090. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $61,120/yr and there are 3,500 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 9.165 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.312/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 4 tax accounting schools in Albuquerque, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,023/yr) for tax accounting students, with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,195/yr.