Montana contains eight schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 automotive and mechanics schools in Montana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana comes out as the most expensive ($12,641/yr), with Fort Peck Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,622/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 550 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $37,900. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $35,290/yr and there are 2,470 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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