Terre Haute, IN (population: 60,269) has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Indiana State University, the highest ranked school in the city 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 Terre Haute 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 Terre Haute area alone, there are ** employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $37,930. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $30,400/yr and there are 300 employed.
Terre Haute lies in Vigo county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Terre Haute area has 67,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $16.49/hr average worker wage, and a $34,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.417 out of every 1000 jobs in Terre Haute are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Terre Haute, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley comes out as the most expensive ($11,634/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Indiana State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,390/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Terre Haute|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||70.7 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||78.3 miles|