North Newton, KS has eleven automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kansas State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 23,581. It is the 875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Automotive and Mechanics students from North Newton 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 Wichita area alone, there are 300 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $37,540. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,790/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
North Newton lies in Harvey county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.485 out of every 1000 jobs in North Newton are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.014/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 11 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of North Newton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Salina Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,176/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Newton|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||31.7 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||71.9 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||79.7 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||95.5 miles|