North Manchester, IN has twenty 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 North Manchester 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 Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 310 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $31,280. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $29,060/yr and there are 840 employed.
North Manchester lies in Wabash county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 197,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.31/hr average worker wage, and a $33,920 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.282 out of every 1000 jobs in North Manchester are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.567/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 20 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of North Manchester, 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 Kalamazoo Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Manchester|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||33.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||53.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||54.5 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||71.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||76.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||94.1 miles|