Lincoln, NE (population: 257,612) has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Lincoln 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 Lincoln area alone, there are 150 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $35,850. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $33,400/yr and there are 470 employed.
Lincoln lies in Lancaster county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Lincoln area has 161,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.14/hr average worker wage, and a $37,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.907 out of every 1000 jobs in Lincoln are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.916/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Lincoln, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes out as the most expensive ($12,519/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lincoln|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||52.2 miles|
|Grand Island||NE||47,293||1||18.9094||48||88.1 miles|