Albuquerque has a total population of 448,607 and a student population of 58,195. Of these students, 27,241 are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus is the largest language school in Albuquerque, based on student population. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated approximately 36 students with credentials in language.
In 2010, 99 students graduated with a language degree from one of Albuquerque's language schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albuquerque language schools was an average of $29,350 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for language related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
Many language graduates choose to work as language professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albuquerque, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 language professionals in New Mexico were working in the greater Albuquerque area. The number of language professionals in Albuquerque is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Albuquerque is $62,030 per year, which is lower than the average for language professionals state-wide.