Goshen, IN has twenty-two automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Andrews University, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 3,589. It is the 317th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Automotive and Mechanics students from Goshen 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 Columbus area alone, there are 30 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $42,640. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $34,590/yr and there are 160 employed.
Goshen lies in Elkhart county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Columbus area has 41,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $19.74/hr average worker wage, and a $41,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.946 out of every 1000 jobs in Goshen are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.781/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 22 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Goshen, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Andrews University comes out as the most expensive ($17,443/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Prairie State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Goshen|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||22.7 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||23.5 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||40.4 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||50.6 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||55.5 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||58.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||78.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||87.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||91.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||93.4 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||95.6 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||95.7 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||96.3 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||97.7 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||98.8 miles|