Crawfordsville, IN has thirteen 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 Crawfordsville 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 Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $32,160. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $31,540/yr and there are 770 employed.
Crawfordsville lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 149,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.133 out of every 1000 jobs in Crawfordsville are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.338/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 13 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Crawfordsville, only 4 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 Crawfordsville|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||26.7 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||47.8 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||88.2 miles|