New Albany, IN has eleven automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oakland City University, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 2,550. It is the 443rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Automotive and Mechanics students from New Albany 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 500 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $45,920. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $33,500/yr and there are 2,460 employed.
New Albany lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.150 out of every 1000 jobs in New Albany are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.849/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 11 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of New Albany, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest comes out as the most expensive ($11,626/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Bowling Green Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,864/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Albany|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||50.5 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||82.6 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||84.3 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||97.1 miles|