Mississippi contains fifteen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 automotive and mechanics schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,593/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 1,230 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $33,810. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $30,470/yr and there are 4,900 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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