Silver City, NM has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Western New Mexico University has a total student population of 3,370. It is the 5070th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Silver City 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.
Silver City lies in Grant county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 25,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,830 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western New Mexico University ends up costing a student $8,659/yr.