California contains 90 schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. California Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in CA, has a total student population of 2,130 and is the 21st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 90 automotive and mechanics schools in California, only 37 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of California Inc comes out as the most expensive ($59,436/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from California 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 California alone, there are 11,960 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $43,910. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $42,160/yr and there are 58,110 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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