Rolla, MO has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Missouri University of Science and Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 6,814. It is the 1459th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Rolla 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 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $31,840. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $31,710/yr and there are 1,140 employed.
Rolla lies in Phelps county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.507 out of every 1000 jobs in Rolla are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.368/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Rolla, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rolla Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($13,379/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Missouri University of Science and Technology as the lowest, reported at only $12,436/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rolla|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||48.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||85.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||89.3 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||89.9 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||95.8 miles|