Iowa contains sixteen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Vatterott College, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in IA, has a total student population of 558 and is the 2017th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 automotive and mechanics schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College comes out as the most expensive ($18,273/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 2,100 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $36,520. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $34,400/yr and there are 7,790 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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