Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has twelve automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 10,534. It is the 513th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Carmel 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 650 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $46,200. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $40,930/yr and there are 3,660 employed.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.205 out of every 1000 jobs in Carmel are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.747/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 12 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($41,184/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|