Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has three automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Lincoln College of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 2,626. It is the 4078th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion 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 Indianapolis are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.747/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 3 automotive and mechanics schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has 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 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|