Alaska contains four schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 automotive and mechanics schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with Alaska Vocational Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,090/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Alaska schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 240 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $56,920. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $49,370/yr and there are 1,460 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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