Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Pikes Peak Community College has a total student population of 13,572. It is the 5175th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 220 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $50,330. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $45,280/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 7 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pikes Peak Community College ends up costing a student $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|